You can use the following basic formula to count the number of cells that have a value greater than zero in Excel:
This particular formula counts the number of cells in the range B2:B11 that have a value greater than zero.
The following example shows how to use this formula in practice.
Example: COUNTIF Greater Than Zero in Excel
Suppose we have the following dataset in Excel that shows the number of sales made by various employees at a company during a given month:
We can use the following formula to count the number of employees who made more than zero sales:
The following screenshot shows how to use this formula in practice:
We can see that 6 employees had more than zero sales.
We can confirm this by manually identifying each of these employees:
If you would like to count the number of cells in a range that are equal to or greater than zero, simply use the following formula:
The following tutorials explain how to perform other common COUNTIF() operations in Excel:
Excel: COUNTIF Greater Than But Less Than Some Number
Excel: COUNTIF with Multiple Ranges
Excel: COUNTIF Less Than Date