# Excel Formula: COUNTIF Does Not Contain

You can use the following formulas to count the number of cells in a range in Excel that do not contain specific text:

Formula 1: Count Cells that Do Not Contain One Specific Text

```=COUNTIF(A2:A11,"<>*A*")
```

This particular formula counts the number of cells in the range A2:A11 that do not contain “A” anywhere in the cell.

Formula 2: Count Cells that Do Not Contain Multiple Specific Text

```=COUNTIFS(A2:A11,"<>*A*", A2:A11, "<>*C*")
```

This particular formula counts the number of cells in the range A2:A11 that do not contain “A” or “C” anywhere in the cell.

The following examples show how to use each formula in practice with the following list of Product ID’s in Excel:

## Example 1: Count Cells that Do Not Contain One Specific Text

Suppose we would like to count the number of cells that do not contain “A” anywhere in the Product ID.

We can type the following formula into cell C2 to do so:

`=COUNTIF(A2:A11,"<>*A*")`

The following screenshot shows how to use this formula in practice:

From the output we can see that there are 4 cells that do not contain “A” anywhere in the Product ID.

## Example 2: Count Cells that Do Not Contain Multiple Specific Text

Suppose we would like to count the number of cells that do not contain “A” or “C” anywhere in the Product ID.

We can type the following formula into cell C2 to do so:

`=COUNTIFS(A2:A11,"<>*A*", A2:A11, "<>*C*")`

The following screenshot shows how to use this formula in practice:

From the output we can see that there is only 1 cell that does not contain “A” or “C” anywhere in the Product ID.

Note: You can find the complete documentation for the COUNTIFS function in Excel here.