LEN function comes under the TEXT category in Excel.
LEN function returns the total number of characters in a string.
LEN can be used if we need to check any entry in a cell.
PURPOSE OF LEN FUNCTION IN EXCEL
LEN FUNCTION returns the number of characters in a given string.
PREREQUISITES TO LEARN LEN
THERE ARE A FEW PREREQUISITES WHICH WILL ENABLE YOU TO UNDERSTAND THIS FUNCTION IN A BETTER WAY.
- Basic understanding of how to use a formula or function.
- Basic understanding of rows and columns in Excel.
- Some information about the financial terms is an advantage for the use of such formulas.
- Of course, Excel software.
Helpful links for the prerequisites mentioned above
The Syntax for the function is
STRING GIVEN TEXT
*SPACES ARE ALSO COUNTED AS CHARACTERS
EXAMPLE:LEN FUNCTION IN EXCEL
The string is “Once upon a time there was a king”
STEPS TO USE LEN FUNCTION
H9, H11 AND H13 are containing some Text fragments.
The length output has been shown in the corresponding I column. The functions used are
LEN(H9), LEN(H11) and LEN(H13).
The output is 33,8 and 11.
*The spaces are counted as characters too.
CHARACTERS INVOLVED WHILE COUNTING
LEN function counts characters of a string.
LEN function counts all the characters including the SPACES.
Always take care of the fact while making use of this function.