Counting the number of letters in a string?

wtktrichards

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I have a string that could have any number of letters in, what can i use to add up the number of letters (in VBA)
Thanks
Will
 

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Norie

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Will

If you just want to get the length of a string use Len.

Code:
strTest = "TestString"
MsgBox Len(strTest)
Or do you mean there might be a mixture of letters and other characters?
 

Domenic

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A formula approach...

=COUNT(1/(ABS(CODE(MID(UPPER(A2),ROW(INDEX(A:A,1):INDEX(A:A,LEN(A2))),1))-77.5)<=12.5))

...confirmed with CONTROL+SHIFT+ENTER, not just ENTER.

Hope this helps!
 

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