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Returns the length of a character string.





a character string or an expression that evaluates to a character string

Return Value



If string is a complex arithmetic expression, then the result of $length(string) is always 17. Arithmetic expressions are evaluated using the data type vastint so that the largest possible number can always be handled. When converted to a string, a vastint value occupies 17 positions, regardless of its numeric value.



Evaluates to 8.


Evaluates to 17.


See Also

About Character Literals

About Functional Expressions

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