The LEN function in Microsoft Excel returns the number of characters in a text string excluding spaces, punctuation, and other non-alphanumeric characters. It is especially useful when performing calculations on large amounts of data.
The LEN function in MS Excel is a great tool for quickly and accurately measuring the length of text strings.
It’s extremely useful when dealing with large amounts of data as it can quickly scan an entire range of cells and give you a number equal to the longest string’s length.
It is also useful when you check that a particular string’s length is within a certain limit. This function can be used in other formulas, such as calculating the difference between two lengths of strings.
Where text is the text for which you want to find the length.
Picture above shows you how LEN function syntax looks in the Excel. You can use this function to count the characters in the cell.
In the picture you can see the returned results of the function. The function counted all the characters and returned the number.
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