Excel: COUNTIF Greater Than Zero


You can use the following basic formula to count the number of cells that have a value greater than zero in Excel:

=COUNTIF(B2:B11, ">0")

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:

=COUNTIF(B2:B11, ">0")

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

Excel COUNTIF greater than zero

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:

=COUNTIF(B2:B11, ">=0")

Additional Resources

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

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