# How to count how many times a number appears in a spreadsheet? [Solved/Closed]

Ask a question kimipapineau 3Posts Thursday July 14, 2016Registration date July 15, 2016 Last seen - Last answered on Jul 15, 2016 at 11:20 AM by kimipapineau
Hey~

I need to count the number of times a number appears in a spreadsheet. For example, how many times the number 1 appears in an entire spreadsheet. I have the formula =COUNTIF(B6:M59,"1") but that only tells me how many times only the single digit 1 appears. I need to count how many ones total even if it appears in 11, 16, 21, 51. So in the 5 numbers listed the number 1 appears 5 times. Can someone please help me??

Thanks!
+0
kimipapineau, Good evening.

Try it:

MATRICIAL FORMULA
=SUM(LEN(B6:M59)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(B6:M59,1,"")))

Press SHIFT + CTRL + ENTER at final o formula

Please, tell us if it worked for you.
I hope it helps.
kimipapineau 3Posts Thursday July 14, 2016Registration date July 15, 2016 Last seen -
Thank you for your response but it didn't work it says #N/A in the cell I put the formula in.
+0
kimipapineau, Good morning.

Did you remember that is an array formula?
In this case you need press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER to enter them into your cell.

I did a little example for you using my suggested formula.
http://speedy.sh/VhX2h/14-07-2016-Counting-Numerals-OK.xlsx

Take a look at it and tell us if it's working now.

I hope it helps.
--
Belo Horizonte, Brasil.
Marcílio Lobão
kimipapineau 3Posts Thursday July 14, 2016Registration date July 15, 2016 Last seen -
YES!! It worked! Thank you so much for your help :)

Member requests are more likely to be responded to.

Members can monitor the statuses of their requests from their account pages.