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CHAR function: Description, Usage, Syntax, Examples and Explanation

What is CHAR function in Excel? CHAR function is one of TEXT functions in Microsoft Excel that returns the character specified by a number. Use CHAR to translate code page numbers you might get from files on other types of computers into characters. Operating environment Character set Macintosh Macintosh character set Windows ANSI The ANSI character set was the standard…

How to create simple in-cell histogram in Excel

To create a simple in-cell histogram, you can use a formula based on the REPT function. This can be handy when you have straightforward data, and want to avoid the complexity of a separate chart. Formula =REPT(barchar,value/100) Explanation In the example shown, the formula is: =REPT(CHAR(110),C11/100) How this formula works The REPT function simply repeats values. For example, this formula…

Remove unwanted characters in Excel

To remove specific unwanted characters in Excel, you can use a formula based on the SUBSTITUTE function. Formula =SUBSTITUTE(B4,CHAR(code),””) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in C4 is: =SUBSTITUTE(B4,CHAR(202),””) Which removes a series of 4 invisible characters at the start of each cell in column B. How this formula works The SUBSTITUTE function can find and replace text in…

Remove line breaks in a cell in Excel

To remove line breaks from a cell, or from text inside a formula, you can use a formula based on the SUBSTITUTE and CHAR functions. Formula =SUBSTITUTE(A1,CHAR(10),”, “) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in C5 is: =SUBSTITUTE(B5,CHAR(10),”, “) which replaces line breaks in B5 with commas. How this formula works First, you should know that Excel contains two…

How to find nth occurrence of character in Excel

To find the nth occurrence of a character in a text string, you can use a formula based on the FIND and SUBSTITUTE functions. Formula =FIND(CHAR(160),SUBSTITUTE (text,”@”,CHAR(160),N)) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in D5 is: =FIND(CHAR(160),SUBSTITUTE (B5,”@”,CHAR(160),C5)) How this formula works In this example we are looking for the nth occurrence of the “@” character. Working from the…

How to get last line in cell in Excel

To get the last word from a text string, you can use a formula based on the TRIM, SUBSTITUTE, RIGHT, and REPT functions. Formula =TRIM(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(B5,CHAR(10),REPT(” “,200)),200)) Note: 200 is an arbitrary number that represents the longest line you expect to find in a cell. If you have longer lines, increase this number as needed. Explanation In the example shown, the formula…

How to use double quotes inside a formula in Excel

If you need to include double quotes inside a formula, you can use additional double quotes as “escape characters”. By escaping a character, you are asking Excel to to treat the ” character as literal text. As always, you’ll also need to include double quotes wherever you would normally in a formula. For example, if cell A1 contains the text:…

Add line break based on OS in Excel

To add a line break taking into account the current OS (Mac or Windows), you can use the INFO function to test the system and then return the correct break character — CHAR(10) for Windows, CHAR(13) for Mac. Note: make sure you have text wrap enabled on cells that contain line breaks. Formula =IF(INFO(“system”)=”mac”,CHAR(13),CHAR(10)) Explanation The character used for line breaks is…

How to add a line break with a formula while joining text strings in Excel

To add a line break with a formula, you can use the concatenation operator (&) along with the CHAR function. Note: make sure you have text wrap enabled on cells that contain line breaks. Formula =”text”&CHAR(10)&”text” Explanation In the example shown the formula in E4 is: =B4&CHAR(10)&C4&CHAR(10)&D4 How this formula works This formula “glues together” the pieces of text that…

How to count line breaks in cell in Excel worksheet

This tutorial shows how to count line breaks in cell in Excel worksheet using example below. To count total lines in a cell, you can use a formula based on the LEN, SUBSTITUTE, and CHAR functions. Formula =LEN(B5)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(B5,CHAR(10),””))+1 Explanation In the example, we are using this formula: =LEN(B5)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(B5,CHAR(10),””))+1 How the formula works First, the LEN function counts total characters in the cell…