As before, this is an array formula and myst be entered with control + shift + enter.
More on array formulas
To understand array formulas, you must learn to investigate the results of various operations inside a formula as it is being evaluated by Excel. In particular, you need to know how to use the F9 key to debug a formula and how to use the Evaluate Feature in Excel. See video links below for a quick demo.
If you want to count the total characters in a range of cells, you can do with a formula that uses LEN, along with the SUMPRODUCT function. In the generic form of the formula above, rng represents a range of cells that contain text. In the example,...
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