How to Count Comma Separated Value in One Cell in Excel
This post will guide you how to count values in a single cell separated by commas with a formula in Excel. How do I count comma separated values in one cell in Excel 2013/2016. Is it possible to have a formula that can count the amount of values separated by commas in a single cells in Excel.
Count Comma Separated Value in One Cell
Assuming that you have a list of data which contain text string values, and each values is separated by comma character. For example, Cell B1 contains “excel,word,access”. I want to know how many values there are in Cell B1. The below method will show you how to count the number of values which are separated by comma character in a single cell.
Step1: you need to select a blank cell or the adjacent cell of Cell B1.
Step2: enter the following formula based on the LEN function and the SUBSTITUTE function in Cell C1, and press Enter key to apply this formula.
=LEN(B1)LEN(SUBSTITUTE(B1,",",""))+1
Or you can use another similar formula to achieve the same result, like this:
=LEN(TRIM(B1))LEN(SUBSTITUTE(TRIM(B1),",",""))+1
Step3: you would see that the total number of values separated by comma character is calculated in Cell C1.
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