# Count the Total Number of Characters in a Cell in Google Sheet

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You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we're going to show you how to calculate the number of characters in a cell using Google Sheets. In this video, we have different domain names that we may wish to purchase. The domain names are in column "C".

## Steps

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Click the "D2" cell
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Type "=len(C2)"
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Alternatively, click the "C2" cell instead of typing "C2".
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Press "Enter"
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Google Sheets will show you the length of the cell. "C2" is 21 characters long in this video.
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You can fill the cells down simply by double-clicking the lower right-hand corner of the "D2" cell
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That was how to calculate the number of characters within a cell using Google Sheets
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## Video: Count the Total Number of Characters in a Cell in Google Sheet

### Is there any way to set a max number of cells allowed to be typed?

I want to search one column(let's say A) for a specific word(such as "Steuben") If this is true, I do not want another column(let's say cell C, corresponding to the same row) to allow more than 6 characters to be able to be typed. Thanks in Advance. Any hints would be appreciated. I want more of allowing a max for that cell and not so much give me the number of characters already written. I want this to be preventative and not so much to check. I have tried: I have tried using if statements and putting in scientific notations. Another option was to tell the computer the number has to start with 17 and be 9 characters long- But this seems very complicated and I cannot accomplish. I think it was caused by: Beginner with Google sheets and the what I am trying to accomplish seems advanced and has multiple steps instead of just 1

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