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I'd like to setup a pivot table field that counts the number of characters in a given field. LEN([field name]) only returns 1 for every row.

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returns 1 what for every row? – soandos Jan 24 '12 at 18:54
I agree that SUM of LEN(fieldname) returns 1 on every row. – mtone Jan 24 '12 at 19:39
May have to do with calculated fields interpreting content as values prior to performing the calculation. – mtone Jan 24 '12 at 19:47
@mtone Or in a little more detail perhaps "text in calculated fields coverts to 0 (and zero is one character)"? – pnuts Sep 27 '12 at 18:09

Can't be done (sorry!), text values in calculated fields are treated as 0 automatically.

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