# How To Count The Line Breaks In Cell In Excel

Microsoft Excel is a powerful spreadsheet software that is widely used for managing and analyzing data. One of the common tasks performed in Excel is counting the number of line breaks in a cell. This can be useful when dealing with large datasets containing text data, as it allows you to quickly and easily identify the number of times a line break occurs within a cell.

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps required to count the line breaks in a cell in Excel. We will cover two methods for doing so - using a formula and using the find and replace function. By the end of this tutorial, you will have a solid understanding of how to count line breaks in Excel and be able to apply this knowledge to your own data analysis tasks. So, let's get started!

## Count The Line Breaks In Cell

Here, we will first create a VBA module and then run it to complete the task. So let us see a simple process to know how you can count the line breaks in cells in Excel.

### Step 1

Consider an Excel sheet where you have a cell containing multiple line breaks, similar to the below image.

First, right-click on the sheet name and select view code, then click on insert and select module, then copy the below-mentioned code into the text box as shown in the below image.

Right click > View code > Insert > Module.

Public Sub CountLines()
Dim xStrLen As Double
Dim xChrLen As Double
With Range("A1")
xStrLen = Len(.Text)
xChrLen = Len(Replace(.Text, Chr(10), ""))
End With
MsgBox "There are " & xStrLen - xChrLen & " line breaks"
End Sub


In the code A1 is the address of cell containing line breaks

### Step 2

Now click F5 to run the module, and the total number of line breaks in cell A1 will be visible, as shown in the below image.

## Conclusion

In this tutorial, we used a simple example to demonstrate how you can count the line breaks in cells in Excel to highlight a particular set of data.

Updated on: 12-Jul-2023

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