How to Count Cells Ending A Text String (Case Sensitive)

If you count the number of cells with numbers, please use the COUNT function. To count the number of cells that end with a case-sensitive text string, you can use the SUMPRODUCT and EXACT functions.

Example: You are working on a database with the names in column A and the salary in column B.

Formula 1: How many people's names end with "SON" (case sensitive)?


Two names end with "SON": Aiden JOHNSON and Jack TAISON.

The EXACT function is case-sensitive. When the last three letters match the letters of "SON", it returns to true; otherwise, it returns to false;

The double hyphens (or times one) convert true into one and false into zero;

Formula 2: The text "SON" can be a reference cell. For example, if "SON" is in cell D3, you can use the formula below:


The formula above is case-sensitive (e.g., SON, not Son). To check the count of the cells ending with a noncase-sensitive test string, please check here.

Note: The SUMPRODUCT function

The SUMPRODUCT function adds all the multiplication results for all arrays.


=SUMPRODUCT(array1, [array2], [array3], …)


– Array1 is required; the first array is to multiply and add.
– Array2 is optional; the second array is to multiply and add.
– Array3 is optional; the third array is to multiply and add.

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