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Count cells that begin with

By using the COUNTIF function, we can count cells that begin with a specified criteria. In our example, we will count those cells that contain “RBC”.


How the formula works

The formula used above has following arguments:

range (A5:A9) – The range of cells to count based on the criteria.

criteria (“RBC*”) – The criteria to count only those cells that begin with “RBC”, where the symbol (“*“) is an asterisk means “match any number of characters”.


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