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# How to Count Total Characters in a Cell

We can Count Total Characters in a Cell with the LEN function. The steps below will walk through the process.

Figure 1: Count of Total Characters in Cells of Column B

## Formula

`=LEN(B4)`

• B4 represents the cell of interest.

## Setting up the Data

• We will set up the data by inputting the TEXT into Column B
• Column C is where we want the formula to return the result for the count of the characters in Column B

Figure 2: Setting up the Data

## Count Total Characters in a Cell

• We will click on Cell C4
• We will insert the formula below into the cell
`=LEN(B4)`
• We will press the enter key

Figure 3: Count of Total Characters in Cell B4

• We will click on Cell C4 again
• We will double-click on the fill handle (the small plus sign at the bottom right of Cell C4) and drag down to copy the formula into the other cells

Figure 4: Count of Total Characters in Cells of Column B

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