#### Exact number of digits in a cell

```Sorry to post simple question in this forum but I need to use a function key
to check if the correct number of digits are in a cell.  I presume it would
work such as 6 digits entered True, 4 or 7 False.  I have tried a number of
books but am struggling a little.  Help very much appreciated.

Roger

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```You can use the len function to return the # of characters in a cell.
i.e. =if(len(a1)<>6,"You entered the wrong # of characters","You
entered the right # of characters") ----does the following if a1 does
not equal 6, says you entered the wrong # otherwise says you entered
the right number

depending on your needs you can also use data validation (go to Data->
Validation) accomplish this.

On Mar 1, 9:13 am, "roger lewis" <rogerle...@ntlworld.com> wrote:
> Sorry to post simple question in this forum but I need to use a function key
> to check if the correct number of digits are in a cell.  I presume it would
> work such as 6 digits entered True, 4 or 7 False.  I have tried a number of
> books but am struggling a little.  Help very much appreciated.
>
> Roger

```
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tim879 (14)
3/1/2008 2:25:46 PM

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