Tip: Other languages are Google-Translated. You can visit the English version of this link.
Log in
x
or
x
x
Register
x

or

How to find the max length in an Excel column?

Here I introduce the method to find the max length and the relative value in Excel column.

Find the max length in a column

Find the max length and the relative value in column


Find the max length in a column


Here is a formula that can quickly find the max length in a column.

Select a blank cell which will output the result, type this formula =MAX(LEN(A1:A63)) (A1:A63 is the range you use if you want to use a column, change it to A:A), and press Shift+ Ctrl + Enter keys together. See screenshot:
doc max length in column 1


Find the max length and the relative value in column

If you want to find the max length and the relative value, please do as below:

Kutools for Excel, with more than 120 handy functions, makes your jobs easier. 

1. Type =LEN(A1) in to B1 to count the total number of characters in Cell A1, and then drag autofill handle down to get the number of characters in each cell. See screenshot:
doc max length in column 2

2. Keep the formula cells selected, and click Kutools > Select > Select Cells with Max & Min Value. See screenshot:
doc max length in column 3

3. In the Select Cells With Max & Min Value dialog, select Formula Cells Only in the Look in drop-down list, and check Maximum value, Cell and All cells options. See screenshot:
doc max length in column 4

4. Click Ok, and the max length has been selected, and press < or > key to select the relative value.

doc max length in column 5
doc arrow down
doc max length in column 6

Tip. If you want to have a free trial of the Select Cells with Max & Min Value function, please go to free try Kutools for Excel first, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.



Relative Articles:


Excel Productivity Tools

Ribbon of Excel (with Kutools for Excel installed)

300+ Advanced Features Increase Your Productivity by 70%, and Help You To Stand Out From Crowd!

Would you like to complete your daily work quickly and perfectly? Kutools For Excel brings 300+ cool and powerful advanced features (Combine workbooks, sum by color, split cell contents, convert date, and so on...) for 1500+ work scenarios, helps you solve 80% Excel problems.

  •  Deal with all complicated tasks in seconds, help to enhance your work ability, get success from the fierce competition, and never worry about being fired.
  •  Save a lot of work time, leave much time for you to love and care the family and enjoy a comfortable life now.
  •  Reduce thousands of keyboard and mouse clicks every day, relieve your tired eyes and hands, and give you a healthy body.
  •  Become an Excel expert in 3 minutes, and get admiring glance from your colleagues or friends.
  •  No longer need to remember any painful formulas and VBA codes, have a relaxing and pleasant mind, give you a thrill you've never had before.
  •  Spend only $39, but worth than $4000 training of others. Being used by 110,000 elites and 300+ well-known companies.
  •  60-day unlimited free trial. 60-day money back guarantee. Free upgrade and support for 2 years. Buy once, use forever.
  •  Change the way you work now, and give you a better life immediately!

Office Tab Brings Efficient And Handy Tabs to Office (include Excel), Just Like Chrome, Firefox, And New IE

  • Increases your productivity by 50% when viewing and editing multiple documents.
  • Reduce hundreds of mouse clicks for you every day, say goodbye to mouse hand.
  • Open and create documents in new tabs of same window, rather than in new windows.
  • Help you work faster and easily stand out from the crowd! One second to switch between dozens of open documents!
Say something here...
symbols left.
You are guest ( Sign Up? )
or post as a guest, but your post won't be published automatically.
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    Krzysztof · 21 days ago
    I found out that to make it work, you need to go to formula box and press ctrl + shift + enter.
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    Krzysztof · 21 days ago
    =MAX(LEN(A1:A63)) returns length of A1 in Excel 2016
  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    TychaBrahe · 7 months ago
    This doesn't work in Excel 2016. I wish there were a date on the page. I know how to find the length in each cell and then find the max of that. I was hoping to find the maximum length using a single formula.