counting commas within a string

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Subject: counting commas within a string
Posted by:  Ron.Winkl…
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008

Posting this a 2nd time as the original post did not appear

Hi to All,

For example, cell A1 contains a text string such as  56,58,12,1,22,893
I want to determine how many numbers are contained within the string
Simply, counting the commas and adding 1 one seems to be the easy
answer. . .  How can I create an Excel formula to count the commas,
or please suggest an alternative method.

Thanks for your help,