search for a specific value in cells in excel 2013

Search for a specific value in cells in excel 2013
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This guide is part of the Microsoft Excel 2013 series

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Make: Microsoft

Model / Product: Excel

Version: 2013

Objective / Info: Identify the total number of times a specific value appears in the cells of an Excel 2013 spreadsheet.

Open excel by clicking the icon on the desktop or start menu.

Populated row one in column A with a title, we are using "Names". Then populate the cells in column A with different values but make sure at least one of the values is repeated.

Pick a cell where you want the total to display and double click it.

Type "=count" and a smaller menu with a few options will show. Double click "COUNTIF" from the menu.

Click and drag to select the cells that you want to search for values.

  Note : After the cells have been the selected, the range should populate in the cell.

Type a comma behind the cell range, followed by an opening quote, followed by the value you want to search for, then a closing quote and press the ENTER key.

You should now see a number that represents the number of times the value appears.

This task should be complete. Review the steps if you had any issues and try again.Submit questions or request for more guides in the questions section below.

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