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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