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# Can excel sum up non-numeric data?

Topic: How to write a text formula in excel
July 21, 2019 / By Devon
Question: I got some survey data. In a column about 60 rows deep, I have various sentences that were multiple choice options. Can Excel count how many times these sentences occur?

## Best Answers: Can excel sum up non-numeric data?

Candis | 9 days ago
Excel can count the text if it is exactly as written in the formula: This is a simple example: =COUNTIF(A1:A6,"one") This will count how many times a cell in column A is occupied only by the word "one." If you are searching for sentences then the entire sentence would be required between the quotes in the formula. A1:A6 is just a reference to the range where the text in my example is found. Change that to suit your needs.
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Originally Answered: Excel - Pasting data from multiple cells into one cell (but keeping the data in separate cells)
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