## Example

## Generic Formula

**Note**: This is an **array formula**. Do not type out the **{}** brackets. Hold **Ctrl** + **Shift** then press **Enter** while in **Edit Mode** to create an **array formula**.

**Range** – This is the range in which you want to count the number of cells containing a formula.

## What It Does

This formula will return a count of the number of cells in a given range which contain a formula.

## How It Works

We use the **FORMULATEXT(Range)** to create an array which contains a text string of each formula from the **Range**. When a cell in the **Range** does not contain a formula **FORMULATEXT** will return an **#N/A** error value.

We use **1*ISTEXT** to return a 1 for any text strings and 0 for #N/A errors. We then SUM the result up and this is our count of cells containing a formula.

In our example **FORMULATEXT(Range)** results in the following array.

**ISTEXT({“=1+2″;#N/A;”=CHOOSE(1,”Hi”,”Bye”)”;”=PI()”;”=ISODD(7)”})** will return an array with TRUE values when there is a text string and FALSE values when there is an #N/A error value.

In our example this results in **{TRUE;FALSE;TRUE;TRUE;TRUE}**.

**SUM(1*{TRUE;FALSE;TRUE;TRUE;TRUE})** becomes **SUM({1;0;1;1;1})** because 1*TRUE is 1 and 1*FALSE is 0. **SUM({1;0;1;1;1}) = 4** is the count of cells containing a formula in our range.