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Feb 2, 2009

I need to check whether a description of a certain product in my excel has any of
below special characters
! @ ' " ] [ } { | & $ # ^ ~ %
and also the description should not exceed more than 40 characters.
i tried using the "If" condition but it does not seem to check the same.

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