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LEN: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use LEN in Google Sheets?

The LEN function in Google Sheets returns the number of characters in a text string. This can be useful for determining the length of text strings for things like headlines or for ensuring that text fields are long enough to contain all of the desired information. The LEN function can be used in a variety of ways, including the following:

- To return the number of characters in a text string, use the following formula: =LEN(A1)

- To return the number of characters in a text string that is between a starting and ending position, use the following formula: =LEN(A1,A2)

- To return the number of characters in a text string that is between two specific characters, use the following formula: =LEN(A1,B1)

What is the syntax of LEN in Google Sheets?

The syntax of LEN in Google Sheets is as follows:

=LEN(string)

Where "string" is the text string for which you want to find the number of characters.

What is an example of how to use LEN in Google Sheets?

The LEN function in Google Sheets can be used to calculate the number of characters in a text string. This function can be useful for determining the size of text strings, or for counting the number of characters in a cell. To use the LEN function, simply enter the text string that you want to calculate the number of characters for, and then press the Enter key. The LEN function will return the number of characters in the text string.

When should you not use LEN in Google Sheets?

There are a few instances when you should not use the LEN function in Google Sheets. One example is when you are working with text that has been formatted with a font size that is smaller than the default font size in Google Sheets. In this case, the length of the text will be shorter than what is displayed on the screen, and the LEN function will return a value that is shorter than the actual text length.

What are some similar formulae to LEN in Google Sheets?

In Google Sheets, the LEN function is used to calculate the number of characters in a given text string. There are a few similar formulae that can be used to achieve the same results. The LENGTH function in Excel, for example, calculates the number of characters in a text string, just like LEN in Google Sheets. The CHAR function in Excel also calculates the number of characters in a text string, but it returns the ASCII value of the first character in the string. Another similar function is the CODE function, which also returns the ASCII value of the first character in a text string.

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