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    In the attached, why does one formula work and the other doesn't work?
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    Cell C10 contains 272 characters. COUNTIF can handle at most 255 characters in the second argument (criteria).

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    [quote name='HansV' post='782583' date='01-Jul-2009 07:01']Cell C10 contains 272 characters. COUNTIF can handle at most 255 characters in the second argument (criteria).[/quote]

    I suspected that, Can my formula be modified the look at the first 255 characters, and count them? If so what do I need to do?

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    I mean 'count the occurances within the range'

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    Try

    =COUNTIF($C$1:$C$1858,LEFT(C9,255))

    in H9, and fill down.

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    Just what I needed -thanks

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