How Many Characters A Cell Can Contain?

Mar 1, 2007

how many characters a cell can contain?



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So we have people's names in a table. First name in one column and last name in another column. We have a 3rd column where we can use 8 characters to do a combination of First 5 of Last Name + first 3 of first name. However, if someone's last name is only 3 or 4 characters, we'd then want to take more from the first name to fill out the 8 characters.

So:
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What's the best way to do that without creating some crazy formula with tons of if/thens?

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I have separated the data into separate columns. Now I have:

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There are way too many records for me to manually enter the Roman numeral where missing.

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I'm wondering if there may be a way to maintain my notes in a word doc instead? Maybe in a table that pulls in using a v-lookup? But I'm not able to figure out how to direct a v-lookup to a word doc.

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As you can see, in D5, I have the charactor chain SRG-DC01-RA-xxxxxxx, and in D6 I have the charactor chain SRG-DC43-RA-xxxxx.

With the formula that I have entered, I would have thought that E5 would have generated "Lawnton". I don't want the formula to pick up the SRG, the RA, or the number, just the DCXX component.

This is what I have now:
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I want to get the Result as below:
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Can this be done in Excel Cell format? Or do i need to do it in MS Access?

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See attached wrkbk: Book1.xlsx‎

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I have cells that look like the following


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We are in the middle of a system conversion and I need to make sure our data is not over the length of the maximum character count for certain fields in the new system. Is there any function in Excel that counts the # of characters in a cell or will highlight the cells that contain larger than a certain # of characters?

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I need a VBA code to find the number of characters in each cell and display the result in next column.

For Ex:
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who
There

output should be

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I have shown example for 3 rows only but there are chances like it contains more than 3 rows(Dynamic rows).I tried by creating Range variable but I couldn't succeeded.

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Nov 29, 2006

Let me state first that I do not see the need to put so much in one cell. Aren't there enough cells ?

Secondly, note the difference between DISPLAY and actual CONTENTS (see formulabar) of the cell. Contentslimits: see helpfiles, but displaylimits check out this code. It will explain itself. Experiment with settings within code.

Option Explicit

Sub count_characters_in_cell()
'Erik Van Geit
'061019
Dim cell As Range
Dim nr As Variant
Dim x As Integer
Dim temp As String

Set cell = Sheets(1).Range("A1")
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Application.Calculation = xlCalculationManual

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I have a worksheet that multiple users will be entering in data, this information is then being used to pull into a form located on a sepearte worksheet within the workbook. One of the cells in the input sheet has the potential to have more characters than excel will allow. It is my understanding the maximum number of characters per cell is 1,024.

What is the best way to setup my spreadsheet in the event the data contains more than 1,024 characters. The informatino going into the cell are legal descriptions of property so I want to be able to keep the description together in the final document in the other worksheet. Is there a way the user can input the entire decription in one cell, regardless of the character size, then have a formula to take the first 1,024 characters and put them in one cell, followed by another formula to put the next 1,024 characters in the next cell?

Then in my main document I would use the concatenate formual to combine these two cells into one.

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Apr 3, 2008

I need to remove the last x characters if its equal to 0's

see:
101190
101200
101300
102000
102010
102020

should be

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1013
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Oct 5, 2008

I have a spreadsheet containing 2 columns. Column B contains a list of item numbers which are made up of either all numeric values or alpha numeric values. Column A will contain the vendor code which must be extracted from the item number in Column B based on the following criteria:

a. If the item # in Column B begins with the letters ZZZ and the next four (4) characters immediately following the ZZZ letters are ALL numeric, then the vendor code = the next four characters immediately following the ZZZ.

b. If the item # in Column B begins with the letters ZZZ and the next three (3) characters immediately following the ZZZ letters are alpha numeric, then the vendor code = the next three characters immediately following the ZZZ.

c. If the item # in Column B begins with the letters AMER, then the vendor code = AMER.

d. If the first four (4) characters in the item # in column B are all numeric values then the vendor code = the first four numeric characters from the item #.

e. If the first three (3) characters in the item # in Column B are alpha-numeric values, then the vendor code = the first three alpha numeric characters from the item # in Column B.

I tried writing the following formula and receive a #VALUE! error message:

=IF(AND(LEFT(B3="ZZZ",ISNUMBER(MID(B3,4,4)*1)=TRUE)),MID(B3,4,4),IF(AND(LEFT(B3="ZZZ",ISTEXT(MID(B3,4,3)))=TRUE),MID(B3,4,3),IF(LEFT(B3,4)="AMER","AMER",IF(ISNUMBER(LEFT(B3,4)*1)=TRUE,VALUE(LEFT(B3,4)),LEFT(B3,3)))))

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