# Excel - COUNT Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I would like to create a function that will automatically count the number of characters that I keyed on a cell.
Solved by I. W. in 24 mins
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Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 06:14
Hi
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 06:14
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User 29/05/2018 - 06:15
hello
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 06:15
I have referred the requirement.
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 06:15
Can you share the sample data? or i can show via an example
User 29/05/2018 - 06:15
i dont have data
User 29/05/2018 - 06:15
just create a sample
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 06:16
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 06:16
I have used len() function to calculate the number of characters in the cell A1.
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 06:17
Upon changing the text in A1, the formula counts the new characters
User 29/05/2018 - 06:17
no i want is, when i am currently typing that function will count too
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 06:18
That is not possible with formulas. You have to go for programming, in that case.
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 06:18
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 06:18
We are not supporting programming at the moment.
User 29/05/2018 - 06:21
but that was i needed
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 06:22
You have to chose another resource for this, as we are not supporting it. Sorry about that.
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 06:22
We are supporting Formulas, Graphs, Pivot tables.
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 06:28
Hi, there?
User 29/05/2018 - 06:32
sorry i was disconnected
User 29/05/2018 - 06:32
is there any other way to come up with that?
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 06:32
No. It is not possible without macro programming.
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 06:33
Unfortunately, we are not supporting.
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 06:33
Is there anything else, you want to assistance with?
User 29/05/2018 - 06:34
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 06:34
I think, i have explained the possibilities from our end. Thank you.
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 06:34
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Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 06:36
I think, you can end the session.

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