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How count maximum character could in a row

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In an Excel file I need to count the maximum character count in each row.  In other words, say column A has the following data in the cells:

Horse
Dog
Cat

Then the answer for that row is 5.

How can this be done?
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by:unknown_routine
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How many cells are in each row? one?
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by:unknown_routine
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You can use EXcel's Len Function

for example =LEN(A1)
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by:SteveL13
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I wrote the question wrong.  I'm trying to get the maximum character count in a column, not a row.

I tried:

=(LEN(B3:B2915))

But it didn't work.
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Try:

=MAX(INDEX(LEN(B3:B2915),0))
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by:SteveL13
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Perfect.  Thanks!
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