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    the following formula:
    =IF(B130<>"",MAXA(LEN('Data Sheet'!DY2:DY65536)),"")
    produces the answer 6 in the formula palate.
    it produces the answer 1 in the cell.
    I am trying to determine the maximun width of a range of cells containing both numerical and text data.
    Any Suggestions

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    On 2002-03-10 20:15, rfdryden wrote:
    the following formula:
    =IF(B130<>"",MAXA(LEN('Data Sheet'!DY2:DY65536)),"")
    produces the answer 6 in the formula palate.
    it produces the answer 1 in the cell.
    I am trying to determine the maximun width of a range of cells containing both numerical and text data.
    Any Suggestions
    The formula builder evaluates your formula as an array formula and shows the result of applying MAXA on a constant array. If you want to get the same result as the formula builder, hit control+shift+enter at the same time - not just enter - to enter your formula. By the way, you are computing a max of lengths, so MAX instead of MAXA would be just as good and less confusing.


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