## COUNT MAX NO. OF BLANK CELLS Nxt to Each Other

OK this is how my data looks
A            B          C              D          E              F                   G              H          I
Empty     Data    Empty       Data       Data       Empty           Empty       Empty     Data
Data       Empty  Empty       Empty     Empty     Data              Data        Empty    Empty

1st row, 3 blank cells are next to each other before a data;
2nd row, 4 blank cells are next to each other before a data;
in both instances, there are 1 or 2 blankcells next to each other before a data,,,but i need the maximum # of columns where blankcells are nxt to each other!

## Keys to the Problem COUNT MAX NO. OF BLANK CELLS Nxt to Each Other

OK this is how my data looks
A            B          C              D          E              F                   G              H          I
Empty     Data    Empty       Data       Data       Empty           Empty       Empty     Data
Data       Empty  Empty       Empty     Empty     Data              Data        Empty    Empty

1st row, 3 blank cells are next to each other before a data;
2nd row, 4 blank cells are next to each other before a data;
in both instances, there are 1 or 2 blankcells next to each other before a data,,,but i need the maximum # of columns where blankcells are nxt to each other!

Try this array formula** :
=MAX(FREQUENCY(IF(A1:I1="",COLUMN(A1:I1)),IF(A1:I1<>"",COLUMN(A1:I1))))
** array formulas need to be entered using the key combination of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER (not just ENTER).
Hold down both the CTRL key and the SHIFT key then hit ENTER.
Copy down as needed.
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Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

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