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Text length limitations using formulas

Text length limitations using formulas: Excel 2016: Data Validation in Depth
Text length limitations using formulas: Excel 2016: Data Validation in Depth

Data Validation's Text Length option doesn't cover all text length definitions, like data type (number or text) and comparing entries across columns. For these situations, select the Custom option to combine various text length restrictions, e.g., use =AND(ISTEXT(B1),LEN(B1)=6) to force entries to be text and 6 characters long.

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