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Count occurrence of character within a cell

I would like to count the number of a particular character within a cell. In
the cell are store numbers/names separated by the | character. The store
number/name represents a stop that the truck made. There is always one more
| character than stops. An example is: PER | R7 | PER is one stop at R7.
Another example is: BAK | 80 | 42 | BAK is 2 stops- one at 80 and one at 42.
Yes there is a space before and after the | character and PER or BAK is where
the truck started and ended. Thank you for any help.


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I want Excell 2003 to either limit me from putting a limited of character
within a cell. For example, I want only 10 characters within a cell, so
either I could set it up beforehand and excell will not let me put more than
10 characters or it could count how many characters I have in the cell with a
formula.

Hi,

Was wondering if you could let me know of a formula that counts the number of characters in a cell,

Many Thanks

If I have a a column like:

313111
313112
313111
313144
314256
315876

How would I count occurrences of the string "313" in the beginning of each string, throughout hte column?

For instance, the count on this column would be 4.

Thanks to anyone with suggestions.

Hi,

I'm trying to count the number of occurnaces of a character within a cell to use as criteria within an If statement in a Macro.... For example

Hi/This is/ Randy
Hi/this is Randy

I'd like to count the number of "/" within the cell 2 for the first, 1 for the second.

I want to have a running count of characters in a cell. I would just use the Len formula, however, that only returns a value upon hitting enter or selecting another cell. I need a way to show, in real time, the count of characters being entered into a cell.

If the solution requires VBA/an entry userform, I'm prepared to do that (though not my first choice). I just need to know how to appraoch it... thanks in advance for any and all help!!!

How do I count the number of characters in a cell?

I have several hundreds of line items that need to be entered to a web
application that restricts the length of each line to 40 characters. Is there
a way to count the number of characters on a cell so I can automate the
review process for each cell of my spreadsheet with one formula or function
that indicates for each cell the number of characters (with spaces) that it
contains?

I appreciate very much any input

Hi,
Is there any way of counting the number of characters within a cell without having to do the text to columns thing?

I have many screen captures of TRAU frames and need to quickly determine the number of bits in the string e.g. this could be in a single cell

1111 11111111 11111111 11111111 11111111 11111111 11111111 11111111

Thanks in advance

Simon

How do I count the number of characters in a cell?

Jane = 4
Timothy = 7

(What I actually want to do is to truncate an email address by removing everything before the '@' sign. So I need a forumula something like =RIGHT(A1,SEARCH("@",A1)+FUNCTION) . Thanks.)

I'm sure I seen this done before but I can't seem to find the right formula from the list that will simply count the number of characters in a cell.

Anyone able to help?

Many thanks in adavnce

Morty

I need a macro in Excel that will:
(a) identify non-alphnumeric characters within a cell,
(b) within range A1:G60000
(c) and mark each cell with such a character in a way that I can easily
identify the cells with FIND or by sorting

I found this macro here but all it does is change the color of the
non-alphanumeric characters. I have >180,000 rows to look through so I
need a way to aggregate all of the exceptions in a short list so I can
deal with them.

Sub Test()
For Each cell In Range("A1:G50000").Cells
For i = 1 To Len(cell)
Select Case Asc(Mid(cell.Value, i, 1))
Case 48 To 57, 65 To 90, 79 To 122
cell.Characters(Start:=i, Length:=1).Font.ColorIndex =
1
Case Else
cell.Characters(Start:=i, Length:=1).Font.ColorIndex =
3
End Select
Next i
Next
End Sub

Thanks for your help!

hey guys

i have a problem counting the number of characters in each cell in column "A" in a sheet and checking if number of characters in a cell exceeds 5 characters.

thanks in advance
regards

Hello all,

I am working on a spreadsheet with what will be a year's worth of data (as of Oct. 2007). I am setting up another spreadsheet to which I want to pull quarterly data, but right now I am having trouble counting instances of "N" within a set date range. I have been able to use =sumproduct((range>=[cell referencing date Q1 starts])*(range<=[cell referencing date Q1 ends])) to define Quarter 1. I will then repeat for Q2-4.

My next step is to count instances of "N" in Q1 only. I tried to nest my sumproduct in an if(and(... but that wants to return a true or false value and I need the total number of "N"s. I am trying to avoid adding a column and totaling the "true value"s at the bottom. Below are the three columns of "dummy data" with which I am working:

Name | Enroll Date | Exercise
Smith, John 9/24/2006 N
Smith, Jane 10/1/2006 N
Doe, John 10/13/2006 Y=>3x/wk
Doe, Jane 11/1/2006 N
Green, John 11/20/2006 N
Green, Jane 11/30/2006 Y=>3x/wk
Brown, John 12/1/2006 N
Brown, Jane 12/7/2006 N
Black, John 12/21/2006 Y=>3x/wk
Black, Jane 12/31/2006 N
Knight, John 1/1/2007 N
Knight, Jane 1/17/2007 Y=>3x/wk

Q1 Start date: 10/1/06
Q1 End date: 12/31/06

I've been stuck for days! Any help would be much appreciated!

Audra

I am running a code that checks the spelling in a cell. I have just discovered that if the number of characters in a cell are more than the maximum of 1300 the spell check runs, but doesnt correct any errors.

So I need to put an addiotional code around the command to not run the spell check if the cell contains more than 1300 characters.

can you help?

Hi,

I want to calculate the total number of characters in a cell or group of cells. Also, as a second step, I want to indicate which cells have a total number of characters greater than a certain value.

Thanks in advance,

Rgds,
Sonar Chief.

Hello,

I would like to find the Excel formula (not VBA if possible) to know the longest string before meeting special characters within a cell.

Where does it apply?

CELL A1 Content
The formula related to A2

CELL A2 Content
You have earnt:/n1000 points/n/nPress the cross button to enter the shop./n

What the formula should do?
I would like to return the max string length (len()) before the characters "/n" within a cell.

According to the Cell A2 content, it should return the value "41" since:

"Press the cross button to enter the shop." = 41 characters
"You have earnt:" = 15 characters
"1000 points" = 11 characters

If you can do it with a regular Excel formula, it would be more simple for me.
However, I understand that only some solutions can be done via VBA (I already have some running macros in the same sheet).

Thanks in advance for your help if someone knows

Stephane

We are trying to create a form that we have to take some of the
infomation and paste it into another form that does not allow more than
100 characters. Is there a way to limit the number of characters in a
cell with a message if it is exceeded without using macros?

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I have a range, 11 wide by 47 tall. For discussion, we'll say it is 10 by 50.
I have strings of text within these cells, which may or may not include a
small string of text in the middle of the strings, such as "(LA)" within the
string "CA 101 - Introduction to Computers (LA) (CA 99, FND 101)" .
Each cell will be different, but many will have "(LA)" or other 4 or 5
character strings within the larger strings, like the one above.
I need a formula (hopefully in one cell) to count the number of times or
cells such a string "(LA)" appears within the larger strings in the cells in
this range.

Thanks in advance for giving your time to this dilemma.

I have a range, 11 wide by 47 tall. For discussion, we'll say it is 10 by 50.
I have strings of text within these cells, which may or may not include a
small string of text in the middle of the strings, such as "(LA)" within the
string "CA 101 - Introduction to Computers (LA) (CA 99, FND 101)" .
Each cell will be different, but many will have "(LA)" or other 4 or 5
character strings within the larger strings, like the one above.
I need a formula (hopefully in one cell) to count the number of times or
cells such a string "(LA)" appears within the larger strings in the cells in
this range.

Thanks in advance for giving your time to this dilemma.

how to count no. of characters in a cell

I need to count the number of characters in a column of cells in excel.

Basically I need to make sure to clear any where the total number of characters 25 or less. This is due to the fact that I need to import this file into a database with a column field restriction.

So if J2 is: "12345678901234567890123456" then I need to clear it or at least identify it.

Conversely if J3 is:"1234567890123456789012345" then I need to leave it.

Any idea on how to count the number of characters per cell, and maybe possibly create a macro to clear the contents of any cell in column J which is over 25 characters?

Thank you

Wondering if there is a function that will count the particular character in a cell
Example the cell contains "Martin Chooker" I want to know the number of "o" in the cell which the result would be 2.

Is there a way to check the number of characters that are in a cell, and
then if that number isn't what it is supposed to be add leading 0's till
it is the correct number?

We are getting some new accounts sent to us that use an 11 digit number
to represent the account number. Some of these have leading 0's in them
but excel loses them when sent over. So ideally I'd like to create
something that would look at the cell, count the characters and if it
is less than 11 add 0's to the front till it is 11 characters.

Ex: Account number 00123123123

It's sent to us and now looks like 123123123

I'd do the formula on the cell and get the original number back
00123123123

It's usually only missing 1 or 2 0's. It's very rare that the number
starts with 3 0's.

If anyone has any suggestions it's appreceated.

Thanks

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Is there a way to check the number of characters that are in a cell, and then if that number isn't what it is supposed to be add leading 0's till it is the correct number?

We are getting some new accounts sent to us that use an 11 digit number to represent the account number. Some of these have leading 0's in them but excel loses them when sent over. So ideally I'd like to create something that would look at the cell, count the characters and if it is less than 11 add 0's to the front till it is 11 characters.

Ex: Account number 00123123123

It's sent to us and now looks like 123123123

I'd do the formula on the cell and get the original number back 00123123123

It's usually only missing 1 or 2 0's. It's very rare that the number starts with 3 0's.

If anyone has any suggestions it's appreceated.

Thanks


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