# Count Number Of Characters In String/Text

Aug 24, 2006If 'a' is a string that contains x number of characters, how do I find out what x is (in VBA)?

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I have a very large spreadsheet and want to count the number of times a particular text string shows up in a column. I can't use autofilter due to the 1000 limit.

Here's an example, Column C contains:

Dan Parker

John Doe

Dan Smith

Jill Smith

So if I search on *Dan*, the function should return a count of 2.

I've used COUNTIF before to return values when the whole cell = a certain value but in my case the cell may have 200 characters and I want to count based on a fuzzy search. I would like to do this in a function and not a macro.

I want to count the number of times a word appears in a range (like M9:S663), but sorting it by the month it appears (eg: january = 2, february = 56, march = 2000, etc.)

I managed to do this but there has to be a better way

=COUNTIFS(RNM.1;"PRUM Transcripcion";FechaComite;">=01/01/2012";FechaComite;"=01/01/2012";

FechaComite;"=01/01/2012";FechaComite;"=01/01/2012";FechaComite;"=01/01/2012";

FechaComite;"=01/01/2012";FechaComite;"=01/01/2012";FechaComite;"

I am trying to count the number of specific words contained in a specific cell. If my data were static, and the list of keywords was short, there are many solutions such as using multiple instances of the length function as proposed by @shg here.

Suppose I have the following sheet: (column C is what I am trying to achieve)

A

B

C

1

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That is, C2 will tell that B2 contained 3 of the keywords (1X beautiful, 2X happy) and so on.

I am trying to count the characters in a string in one cell. For example, I want to count the number of "-"'s in the cell. The version number of part numbers is always the last two characters if the value contains at least one "-". However the parts have a non standard number of characters.

444444 = 0

444-44 = 1

44-44-44 = 2

There can be 0,1 or 2 "-" in the string. I can use the substitute formula to get the root part number, but I was wondering if there is an easier way. The raw data is from our ERP system, so I multiply the value by 1 to get a number if there are no "-" for the vlookup in another formula to work....

If for example, I have a set of IDs like:

Bellen-234-B25R

Carlota-345-C20RDF

Quad-765-Q20LP

How would I return just the first 4 characters after the second dash? The closest I can get is ALL the characters after the second dash.

Say I have a string "09800EBHR052708"

How would I take the first 5 characters and get a number out of them?

How I can change this formula to find the first 3 characters of a text string?

Instead of using numbers in column A, it will be Names, I need the user to enter only the first 3 characters of the name and then display the results, (Meaning that all others irrelaavnt rows will be hidden.

Sub myHidingRoutine()

Dim foundCell As Range

With ThisWorkbook.Sheets("Sheet1")

Set foundCell = .Range("a:a").Find(What:=.Range("a2").Value, After:=.Range("a2"), _

LookIn:=xlValues, LookAt:=xlWhole, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, _

SearchDirection:=xlNext, MatchCase:=False)

I'm trying to pull text out of a middle of a long string of data located within one cell. The string is not always the same size and the text I need to pull out is not always in the same spot

For example - in this string

source=google&adgroup=Jimmy Bop (Broad) >>/yes/klingon/GetStarted.aspx >>/finace/success.aspx?

I want to pull out the text "Jimmy Bop (Broad)

It will always be between "adgroup=" and ">>/" (although sometimes the character ">>/" will appear multiple times within the string.

Gotta short question: How can you get the number of characters in a cell? for example I got the word HELLO (5 characters). is there any method which could be applied on the contense of a cell to return the number of characters in the cell?

View 2 Replies View RelatedI have the data string below:

Career:25: 1-0-2 $13,765

I would like to extract the 1 between the : and - and as a seperate extraction would like te 2 between the - and the $ I have tried a few things but end up with the - as the length of the data changes

Is there an Excel function that can strip a specificed unwanted character from a text string to leave all the other characters excluding the unwanted one?

e.g. if the original text strings were (in separate cells within a workbook):

C-2C-9C-9-XA-10A-10-BA-10-XA-8N-7-D

The function would strip the "-" to leave:

C2

C9

C9X

A10

A10B

A10X

A8

N7D ...etc.

In a column I have a list with different characters in an order I don't know.

How can I find out how many different characters I have?

In the attached example the result should be 3 (There are A's, B's and C's. But no D's, no E's and so on).

I am using the macro below to count the number of specific character in a cell. The only problem it only counts one cell. How do I modify to display multiple cell counts if more than one cell is selected?

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I need to do a macro to do this:

Count the numbers of the characters in a cell.

The number of characters must be appear in another cell.

This number must be refresh when you type the key, not when you push enter.

The problem - I'm trying to find a formula that will find text between 2 characters with unlimited instances in a single string and combine the found text to a single string. The character enclosing the text i'm after will likely be a % symbol. This formula would then be replicated down 5000-10000 rows.

eg. 1 - This is %an% example %sentence% to show what I %am% looking for

eg. 2 - This %is another% example of what I %need%

eg. 1 answer - ansentenceam

eg. 2 answer - is anotherneed

Ideally this would not use a macro as it will be applied to an ever expanding data set but I realize that may not be possible.

I've scoured the internet for this answer and have not found a formula that works.

I have a list of domain names/URLs in column A of workbook 1:

jhjh.com

hajfh.co.nz

123.123.12.12

I have a list of domain name extensions in workbook #2:

.com

.co.nz

.net

I want to determine if the cells in column A workbook one contain any of the strings in workbook 2 - note that I need to look at the string, not the entire cell in workbook one. If there is a match, true, if not, false for that cell within workbook one.

It's sort of a reverse array lookup with text. It seems that cross workbook and text is what causes the challenge.

a formula that will count the txt chars in a cell example ie "aa99" result would be 2 or "aa99aa" equals 4

View 9 Replies View RelatedI wish to limit the number of text characters in a cell and have excel prevent the entry of additional characters after limit is reached. I have tried the Data Validation but it does not preven the entry of additional characters. I want to be able to show the error immediately when the limit is reached and no additional characters are permitted.

View 3 Replies View Relatedcreate a function that counts only the number of rows in a range which contain less than 5 instances of the string "VAC". So if they have less than 5 cells in the row that contain "VAC" count + 1.

View 8 Replies View RelatedI am looking for this for some time. Is there any formula (not vba) to count that how many occurances of spaces are in a text string, spaces could be more than one between the words.

I have a filtered list and want to count the number of times each value appears in the filtered list. I also have other hidden rows that I do not want to include in the count and the filtered rows should not be included in the count either. I have tried countif, pivot tables and subtotal .

View 9 Replies View RelatedI have uploaded my spreadsheet.

I have a column of text strings on Sheet1, Column A, which I need to check for the presence of keywords listed on Sheet2, Column A

So if any word from the keyword list on Sheet2, Column A is found in, say, cell A2 of Sheet1, the cell to its right (B1) should have a formula to display the count of keywords found in A2. I also would like to see each keyword identified either through a highlight or a list. I need the formula to NOT be case sensitive and the match does not have to be for whole words).

i have a spreadsheet where I need to count up how many times a particular phrase within a text string appears. The text string will be duplicated many times throughout the spreadsheet.

For example :

Miss X was at work on Saturday

Mr XX was at work on Saturday but not Tuesday

Miss Y was at work on Tuesday

So I would like to count up how many times "work on Saturday" appears in my spreadsheet, and then as a seperate query, how many times "work on Tuesday" appears.

I am trying to find a formula that will count the number of unique entries there. I have tried the solutions posted on various websites to no avail (most recently:

Code:

=SUM(IF(FREQUENCY(MATCH(A1:A10,A1:A10,0),MATCH(A1:A10,A1:A10,0))>0,1))

).

The answer should be 4,457.

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I have the following type of info in A1,A2,A3...

Code:

nameGaryage40cityPittsburgheight190

age30height150

ameLindacityMichigan

citySan Jose

ameHarryheight180age50

My goal is to get as close as possible to this,so it will be easier to sort and manage

Code:

nameGaryage40cityPittsburgheight190

nameLindaage30cityMichiganheight150

nameHarryage50citySan Joseheight180

I can't use the "" sign as delimiter to separate them into different columns because the age,city,name and height fields are in random positions on different cells.The good thing is person's name will always come after "name" string, age is alwals followed by "age" string, so it cannot be like nameheight40Michigan180

I think the following would be the easiest method(not for me tho).If on B1 I had a formula that said "find the string "name" and write anything after it until you reach the next "" character".On C1 field I could have a formula "find the string "age" and write anything after it until you reach the next "" character.On D1 I would have the same for "height" string,then on E1 for city string.

My question is somewhat similar to this one

Extract A String Between Two Characters

Formula which outputs the data between 3rd and 4th instances of the "_" character.Can we substitute "3rd and 4th" with a specific strings like "age" or "height" ?

Code:

=TRIM(LEFT(SUBSTITUTE(MID(A1,FIND("|",SUBSTITUTE(A1,"_","|",3))+1,LEN(A1)),"_",REPT(" ",LEN(A1))),LEN(A1)))

Below is a sample of data I need to extract the 8 digit number:

WO_32092_56228491_575482-113476-WP55

WO_32092_56228491_115130-WP55

WO_32092_56228491_115116-115118/115117-WP55

WO_32092_56228491_291881-318903-WP55

WO_259_56748761

WO_13895_52245652COUNTYRDN-30

WO_17368_51421730-A-ADDPOLEINFIELD

WO_17368_50885431-A-ADDMISSINGPOLE

WO_11021_52350485brock3377

In a spreadsheet, I had set up three columns where:

A: removed first three characters. WO_32092_56228491_115130-WP55 to 32092_56228491_115130-WP55

B: removed up to the _ . 32092_56228491_115130-WP55 to 56228491_115130-WP55

C: captured the first 8 characters left. 56228491_115130-WP55 to 56228491

I am pulling the data into Excel via an ODBC where there is thousands of rows of data. The three column process puts a tremendous strain on the processor.

Is there a formula that will extract the 8 character number without a three step process?

I have a list of English game results with the score and the soccers of the game.

E.g. : [Steinsson 34, Davies 41, Elmander 46; Fuller 91]

As you can see in the excel, what Im trying to do is to find the time i.e which is the numbers in the field and display them seperately onto the cells beside. So what i need is to Find and extract these numbers 34,41,46,91 and paste them just beside cell on the list.

I can use formula but i can only display 1 number, so i think this might require a VBA script.Thanks in advance guys..

I have in a cell a text string and I want to add a number automatically in the following rows. With other words

Product01

Product02

Product03

Etc

Product is a constant

How will I do this I know I can type the numbers and CONCATENATE it with the text part but I am too lazy to type out all the numbers to 1000

I have a list of customers and account numbers contained within a cell. I need a formula if possible that searches from the right of the cell and then returns the all the numbers. e.g.

Arsenal1234Required formula result 1234

Liverpool2456Required formula result2456

Chelsea100564Required formula result100564

I can not use text to columns as they data is not consistant. Also worth noting is that the customer numbers vary fro 1 digit to 9 digits long.

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