# ROWS

The ROWS function in Excel is used to count the number of rows in a specified range or array. It is handy for quickly determining the total rows of a data set or range.

## Syntax ðŸ”—

=ROWS(`array`)

When you find yourself in the midst of organizing data in Excel and need a straightforward way to ascertain the total number of rows in a specific range or array, the ROWS function steps in as a reliable ally. It offers a simple yet effective method to swiftly determine the row count, aiding in various data management tasks and calculations within your worksheet.

## Examples ðŸ”—

Let's say you have a dataset in the range A1:D10 and you want to know how many rows are there. You can use the ROWS function as follows: =ROWS(A1:D10)

Imagine you have an array {10, 20, 30; 40, 50, 60} and you want to count the number of rows in this array. You can use the ROWS function like this: =ROWS({10, 20, 30; 40, 50, 60})

## Notes ðŸ”—

The ROWS function only counts the number of rows in the specified range or array, not the number of filled or non-empty rows. It simply calculates the total row count based on the provided input. Ensure that the array argument is correctly defined and includes the range or array for which you wish to determine the row count.

## Questions ðŸ”—

What does the ROWS function return?

The ROWS function returns the total number of rows in the specified range or array.

Can I use the ROWS function to count non-empty rows?

No, the ROWS function counts all rows within the specified range or array, regardless of whether they are filled with data or blank cells. It simply returns the total row count based on the size of the provided input.

Is there a similar function to count the number of columns in Excel?

Yes, the COLUMNS function is the counterpart to the ROWS function and is used to count the number of columns in a specified range or array.