Count Total Number of Characters in Column – Excel & Google Sheets

This tutorial will demonstrate how to count the total number of characters in a column in Excel and Google Sheets.

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SUMPRODUCT and LEN Functions

To count the total number of characters in a column we can use the SUMPRODUCT and LEN Functions.

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LEN Function

First, we can use the LEN function can be used to give us the length of the text in the cell range selected.

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SUMPRODUCT Function

Next, we can use the SUMPRODUCT Function to show the number of characters in the column as a total.

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Count Total Number of Characters in Column in Google Sheets

The example above works the same way in google sheets.

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