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# Tag: COLUMNS function

## How to count table columns in Excel

This tutorial shows how to count columns in an Excel table. To achieve this, you can use the COLUMNS function. See example below: Formula COLUMNS(table) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in I4 is: =COLUMNS(Table1) How this formula works This formula uses structured referencing, a syntax that allows table parts to be referred to by name. When a table is referred to…

## How to count total number of cells in a rectangular range in Excel

If you need to count the total number of cells in a rectangular range, you can do so with the ROWS and COLUMNS functions. Formula =ROWS(range)*COLUMNS(range) Note that this formula only works for a single rectangular range of cells. Explanation In the example, the active cell contains this formula: =ROWS(B4:C9)*COLUMNS(B4:C9) How this formula works There is no built-in function for…

## How to count total columns in range in Excel

If you need to count the number of columns in a range, use the COLUMNS function. COLUMNS counts the number of columns in and returns the result as a number. Formula =COLUMNS(range) Explanation In the example, the active cell contains this formula: =COLUMNS(B4:C9)

## How to get last column number in range in Excel

You can get the last column in a range with a formula based on the COLUMN function. See example below: Formula =MIN(COLUMN(range))+COLUMNS(range)-1 Note: When given a single cell reference, the COLUMN function returns the column number for that reference. However, when given a range that contains multiple columns, the COLUMN function will return an array that contains all column numbers…

## Extract multiple matches into separate columns in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Extract multiple matches into separate columns in Excel using the example below; Explanation To extract multiple matches to separate cells, in separate columns, you can use an array formula based on INDEX and SMALL. In the example shown, the formula in F5 is: {=IFERROR(INDEX(names,SMALL(IF(groups=\$E5,ROW(names)-MIN(ROW(names))+1),COLUMNS(\$E\$5:E5))),””)} This is an array formula and must be entered with Control…

## How to use Excel COLUMNS Function

This Excel tutorial explains how to use the COLUMNS function with syntax and examples. Excel COLUMNS function Description The Microsoft Excel COLUMNS function returns the number of columns in a cell reference. The COLUMNS function is a built-in function in Excel that is categorized as a Lookup/Reference Function. It can be used as a worksheet function in Excel. As a worksheet function, the COLUMNS…