Excel Len Function

This post will guide you how to use Excel LEN function with syntax and examples in Microsoft excel.


The Excel LEN function returns the length of a text string (the number of characters in a text string).

The LEN function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Text Function.

The LEFT function is available in Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000, Excel 2011 for Mac.


The syntax of the LEN function is as below:

= LEN(text)

Where the LEFT function arguments are:
Text -This is a required argument. The text string that you want to get the length of.


The below examples will show you how to use Excel LEN Text function to get the length of a text string.

#1 To get the number of characters in the B1 cell, just using formula: =LEN(B1).

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#2 To get the Length of the text string in B2 Cell, just using formula:=LEN(B2)

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More Excel Len Function Examples

  • Count Number of Cells with String Length greater than X
    You can create a new formula based on the SUMPRODUCT function, the N function and the LEN function to check the string length of each cell and also get the total number that the string length is greater than number 10.……


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