# formula to count number of times the letter "x" appears in a column

1. ## formula to count number of times the letter "x" appears in a column

Can anyone please help me with a formula to count the number of times the letter "x" appears in a column.
A single "x" will be entered into a single cell

2. If I remember correctly you just put =counta(click on range of cells) than enter. This should count text vs. numbers. However, if you have other text in the same column (such as Z"), you may need to sort by X so they are all together and than do that formula to count the X (The formula I gave you counts all text if I remember correctly)

3. Try this to return just the count of X's in the range:

=COUNTIF(A1:A500,"X")

(Of course, you'd need to adjust the range to suit your needs)

Does that help?

Ron

4. ## Re: formula to count number of times the letter "x" appears in a column

What if I have varying number of "X's" in a cell, i.e. "XXX" in C1, "X" in C2, "XXXXX" in C3 - I want to have a total of that column that would indicate 9 "X's" in that column. Is there a formula/function for that?

6. ## Re: formula to count number of times the letter "x" appears in a column

Sorry for being unfamiliar with this forum - where do I "post a new thread"? thanks

7. ## Re: formula to count number of times the letter "x" appears in a column

Go to forum index: http://www.excelforum.com/ and click New Thread.. and go from there...

8. ## Re: formula to count number of times the letter "x" appears in a column

I'm sorry, but I have looked on www.excelforum.com for "new thread" and just don't see it. Is it in some drop-down or what. Again, sorry - I had looked at that page and others being submitting my "where is it" question, and now I've gone back and still don't see it.

9. ## Re: formula to count number of times the letter "x" appears in a column

Sorry, you need to first choose a forum... pick "Excel General"

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