Using COUNTIF(range,"<>") can I count non-empty cells

You can use COUNTA() to Count Non Empty Cells.

```
=COUNTA(A1:A10)
```

If you still want to use COUNTIF() then yes, you can use it like

```
=COUNTIF(A1:A10,"<>")
```

You can use wildcards to count for cells which have specific words like this

```
=COUNTIF(A1:A10,"Kim*") '<~~ Starts with "Kim"
=COUNTIF(A1:A10,"*Kim*") '<~~ Contains "Kim"
=COUNTIF(A1:A10,"*Kim") '<~~ Ends with "Kim"
```

To count Not Equal to With WildCards, you can use this

```
=COUNTIF(A1:A10,"<>Kim*") '<~~ Doesn't Start with "Kim"
```