## How to count total characters in a range in Excel

If you want to count the total characters in a range of cells, you can do with a formula that uses LEN, along with the SUMPRODUCT function. Formula =SUMPRODUCT(LEN(rng)) Explanation In the example, the active cell contains this formula: =SUMPRODUCT(LEN(B3:B6)) Here’s how the formula works: SUMPRODUCT accepts the range B3:B6 as an array of four …