# how do i check if a column in excel more than 35 characters long?

I need to find out that if a column in excel is more than 35 characters long?...how do I check this?
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Microsoft Excel ExpertCommented:
use this

=SUMPRODUCT(LEN(AA)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(A:A,"txt","")))

replace the txt for the char you are looking for
A COLUMN or a CELL?

For a cell:

Translation:
IF(Length(cell) > 35 characters, "then show this", "else show this")

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Microsoft Excel ExpertCommented:
and here it is =IF(SUMPRODUCT(LEN(A:A))>35,"more than 35 char","less than 35 char")
Microsoft Excel ExpertCommented:
my formula works in the range of cells not a single cell.  assuming your data is in column A, use my formula to count chars for the entire of column A

if you look for the single cell solution then Lee has provided that
Commented:
Do you mean, you want to check if any cell in a column is more than 35 characters long? If so you could use conditional formatting to show the cells that fit that criteria or in separate column you could use a formula like this,

=IF(LEN(A1) > 35, "TRUE", "")
and drag it down. This will show you which cells have more that 35 characters by displaying TRUE in the same row
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