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How To Use Excel LEN Function

How to use Excel LEN function

SUMMARY INFO

All the basic information regarding Excel LEN function is listed in the table below. (This data is regularly updated from Microsoft and several resources)

Function: LEN
Function Category: Text
Description: Returns the number of characters in a text string
Return Value: A number representing the lengh of the text.
Syntax: =LEN (text)
Applies to: Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000
Other languages: English: LEN
French: NBCAR
German: LÄNGE
Spanish: LARGO
Dutch: LENGTE
Italian: LUNGHEZZA
Russian: ДЛСТР
Danish: LÆNGDE
Swedish: LÄNGD
Portuguese (Brazil): NÚM.CARACT
Polish: DŁ
Finnish: PITUUS
Norwegian: LENGDE
Portuguese (Portugal):  NÚM.CARACT
Czech: DÉLKA
Hungarian: HOSSZ
Turkish: UZUNLUK
All Other Languages: LEN
Related Functions: RIGHT, LEFT, MID

 

FUNCTION DETAILS

Syntax details with an example regarding the correct usage of LEN formula can be seen below.

how-to-use-excel-LEN-function

=LEN (text)

text The text for which to calculate length.

 

VIDEO EXAMPLES

Check the video below to see How to use Excel LEN function with some examples:

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES

Here we provide a list of useful links which we think can be useful while trying to learn the function usage with some examples and tips.

Microsoft Office support page – Excel LEN function:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/LEN-LENB-functions-29236f94-cedc-429d-affd-b5e33d2c67cb

 

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