Counting specific characters within a range

PaperBoyz

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Hi all ... Searched for a while but didn't find quite what I was looking for.

Is there a formula that returns a count of the occurrences of a specific text within a range of cells? Specifically, I am looking to count the occurrences of commas (".") and, separately, the occurences of the single capital letter "X" within the range of cells D3:BC3. There might be more than one comma in any particular cell.
 

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PaperBoyz

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Worked perfectly, and so simple and elegant I wish I'd thought of it myself (should have). Thanks!
 

gary_parker

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Apologies, however, I believe the premise of the questions are near identical.

But, I'll start a new topic.

Cheers
 
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