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How to count the difference between letters in Excel?

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Supposing there are two groups of data which record the level of produces at two different times in a year by using A-Z letters. Now what the job is to calculate the difference between the letters in two times of the year as below screenshot shown, how can you quickly count it in Excel?

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To calculate the difference between two letters in Excel, there is a simple formula can help you.

Select a blank cell, D2 for instance, and enter this formula =CODE(C2)-CODE(B2), drag auto fill handle down to the cells to apply this formula. See screenshot:
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Tip: In the formula, B2 is the first letter, and C2 is the last letter, you can change them as you need.


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Have you ever tried to count the total number of a character such as “K” in a cell or a range as below screenshot shown?
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If you have Kutools for Excel, you can apply COUNTCHAR function to quickly count the total number of a character appearing in a cell.

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After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Select a blank cell to place the counted result you want, take I1 for instance, and click Kutools > Functions > Statistic & Math > COUNTCHAR. See screenshot:\
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2. In the Function Arguments dialog, select the cell you want to count from into Within_text box, and enter “K” into the Find_text box. See screenshot:
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Tip: This function is case sensitive, and you must enter character you want to count with double quotation around.

3. Click OK. Now the number of character “K” has been counted, drag the autofill handle over the cells which need this formula. See screenshot:
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If you want to count the number of “K” in a range, just need to use =SUM(range) to get the total number of character “K”.
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