# Finding how many in a Excel spreadsheet

I have a spreadsheet with 90,000 rows and 10 columns. I need to find out how many of the cells contain a specific value. Let's say 538. How many cells have 538 their cell. I've tried to sort but the it's so unwieldy the program craps out. Sorting hangs and never recovers.

Any quick and simple method to extract this one bit of info?
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Commented:
You can use COUNTIF

e.b.

=COUNTIF(A1:Z100,538)
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NBVC is correct,  and  I modify this from him

=COUNTIF(A:Z,538)

That you don't need to consider the number of row  to be searched when
put the formula out of A:Z range , ie, put it at  Cell AA

Duncan
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Author Commented:
=COUNT(F1:F99360, 538) gives me 99361 which is wrong, it give me 99361 no matter what value I'm looking for.

=COUNT(F1:F99360, 540) gives me 99362, etc.
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Commented:
it is COUNTIF not COUNT

Duncan
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Commented:
Please take a look the Excel tutorial at this site if have time
http://www.techonthenet.com/excel/formulas/countif.php

Duncan
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Author Commented:
Typo on my part.
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Author Commented:
Sorry for the delay I've been out for a week.
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