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In google spreadsheets, after typing in a list of items through cells A1 to A7, I went off to another cell and typed the following formula

=COUNT(A1:A7)

It reports zero, instead of seven.

I've done exactly what this article does, but still not the correct result.

  • Would you please give us the exact data you typed in cells? Please pay attention that COUNT function only counts numeric values – Nima Jul 19 '14 at 16:54
  • Data is a list of names... – deostroll Jul 19 '14 at 17:34
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According to https://support.google.com/docs/answer/3093620 COUNT function only counts numeric values. Try COUNTA and it should do the job (explained here https://support.google.com/docs/answer/3093991)

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