Count the Total Number of Characters in a Cell in Excel

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You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we're going to show how to calculate the length of a cell on a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel. In column "B", we have a list of possible domain names. I want to know how many characters are there in each domain name with the premise being that shorter domain names are better.

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    Click the "D2" cell.
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    Type "=len(B2)".
    Alternatively, you can click the "B2" cell instead of typing it.
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    Now, press "Enter".
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    You can fill the cells down by double-clicking the "D2" cell.
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