The **“><“**
may seem at first as the not equal sign “<>”. But it’s not the
case. Let’s see how this notation works in practice.

There are a few other formulas to compare the formula with “><” to other formulas.

**“<>”**
counts everything that is not an empty cell, even space.

**“=”**
counts only empty cells. If there is a space inside a cell, it doesn’t count
it.

**“><“** counts only values that are text values and
doesn’t count numbers, spaces, ***, etc.