Excel AREAS Function (Example + Sample File)

What is EXCEL AREAS FUNCTION

The Excel AREAS Function is listed under Microsoft Excel’s Lookup Functions category. It returns a number that represents the number of ranges in the reference you have specified. In simple words, it actually counts the different worksheet areas you have referred into the function.

How to use it

To learn how to use the AREAS function in Excel, you need to understand its syntax and arguments:

syntax

AREAS(reference)

Arguments

  • reference: A Reference to a cell or a range of cells.

Notes

  • Reference can be a cell, a range of cells or a named range.
  • If you want to refer to more than one cell reference, you have to enclose all those references in more than one set of parentheses and use commas to separate each reference from others.

Example

To master AREAS function we need to try it out in an example​, so make sure to check out the below one:In the below example, we have used areas function to get the number reference in a named range.

As you can see there are three columns in the range and it has returned 3 in the result.

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Related functions

This tutorial is the part of our Excel Functions with Examples (Function Guide) and below are some of the related functions:

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