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## How to count table rows in Excel

To count rows in an Excel table, you can use the ROWS function. See example: Note: with just the table name, ROWS will count data rows only. Formula ROWS(table) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in I4 is: =ROWS(Table1) How this formula works This formula uses structured referencing, a syntax that allows table parts to be called out by name. When…

## How to calculate average last N values in a table in Excel

To calculate the average for the last N values n an Excel table (i.e. last 3 rows, last 5 rows, etc.) you can use the AVERAGE function together with the INDEX and ROWS functions. See example below: Formula =AVERAGE(INDEX(table[column],ROWS(table)-(N-1)):INDEX(table[column],ROWS(table))) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in F5 is: =AVERAGE(INDEX(Table1[Sales],ROWS(Table1)-(F4-1)):INDEX(Table1[Sales],ROWS(Table1))) How this formula works This formula is a good example…

## 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…

## To count total rows in a range in Excel

If you need to count the number of rows in a range, use the ROWS function. The ROWS counts the number of rows in the supplied range and returns that number as the result. See illustration below: Formula =ROWS(range) Explanation In the example, the active cell contains this formula: =ROWS(B4:C9)

## How to get random value from list or table in Excel

To get a random value from a table or list in Excel, you can use the INDEX function with help from the RANDBETWEEN and ROWS functions. Formula =INDEX(data,RANDBETWEEN(1,ROWS(data)),1) Note: this formula uses the named range “data” (B5:E104) for readability and convenience. If you don’t want to use a named range, substitute \$B\$5:\$E\$104 instead. Explanation In the example shown, the formula…

## Extract multiple matches into separate rows in Excel

This tutorial shows how to calculate Extract multiple matches into separate rows in Excel using the example below; Explanation To extract multiple matches to separate cells, in separate rows, you can use an array formula based on INDEX and SMALL. In the example shown, the formula in E5 is: {=IFERROR(INDEX(names,SMALL (IF(groups=E\$4,ROW(names)-MIN(ROW (names))+1),ROWS(\$E\$5:E5))),””)} This is an array formula and must be…

## How to use Excel ROWS Function

This Excel tutorial explains how to use the ROWS function with syntax and examples. Excel ROWS Function Description The Microsoft Excel ROWS function returns the number of rows in a cell reference. The ROWS function is a built-in function in Excel that is categorized as a Lookup/Reference Function. The ROWS function can be entered as part of a formula in a cell of…