I have a formula in cell F1 which is =COUNTA(A:A)+1 which returns values depending on the number of rows having values in have in column A, every time I change the data from a CSV file.

I want to use the value returned by this formula in another formula elsewhere.

For example: If the value returned by the formula is 425, I want to use this value in another formula referring to the cell F1.

The formula that I want this to be added to is =COUNTIF($C$16:$C$2000,$Z3 ). I want the value from F1(425) to be included in the place of 2000 hence the formula should effectively return the value of =COUNTIF($C$16:$C$425,$Z3 )

I tried using & to append using the & symbol annd also tried using concatenate function to append. In both the cases, I did not arrive at the same result if I use the formula: =COUNTIF($C$16:$C$425,$Z3 ) , perhaps I am not using them correctly.

Can someone help please!