How to count number of instances if string length is greater than X in Excel?
Countif string length greater than X with formula
Here I introduce some formulas to help you quickly count strings if the length is greater than a specific length.
Select a blank cell, and type this formula =COUNTIF(A1:A20,REPT("?",B1)&"*"), and press Enter key.
In this formula, A1:A20 is the range you want to count from, and B1 is the cell with the specified character length you want to count based on, in this case, I count the cell which length is greater than 9, so in B1, type 10( 9+1) , you can change them as you need.
Tip: You also can use this formula =SUMPRODUCT(--(LEN(A1:A20)>B1)) to count, in B1, type the specific lenght you want to use, for example, count length greater than 9, type 9 in B1.
Sort strings by length with Kutools for Excel
In this section, I will introduce a trick on sorting strings by length, if you are interesting in this operation, you can move on.
After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:
To sort strings by length, you can use a handy and powerful add in – Kutools for Excel’s Advanced Sort function, please do as below steps:
1. Select the data range you want to sort by length, and click Kutools Plus > Sort > Advanced Sort. See screenshot:
2. In the Advanced Sort dialog, select the column header you want to sort, and choose Text length from Sort On list, and specify the order you need in next Order list. See screenshot:
3. Click Ok. And the range has been sorted by text length of Order ID column. See screenshot:
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