Counting the number of times a letter appears in a column.

Cubicks

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I have a column that has anywhere from 1-9 digit codes that are all letters. Ex. A1 = NNUBR, A2 = NBBBBB, A3 = UNWWNJK, and so forth.

Let's say I wanted to have a formula that counted the total number of times the letter "N" appears in Column A. I am having trouble figuring out what formula to use. I thought one of the COUNT, COUNTA, or COUNTIF functions would work but they don't seem to be.

I would imagine that I am missing something simple or maybe I am using the wrong Functions all together. If you can let me know what function would work, it would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Aladin Akyurek

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=SUMPRODUCT(LEN($A$2:$A$100)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE($A$2:$A$100,B2,"")))

where B2 houses the letter you want to count.
 

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