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SQL LEN Function

Monday, December 12, 2011

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The LEN function returns the length of the value in a text field.

Employees Table

1000John Smith40
1001Fred White27
1002Jane Scott53
1003Samuel Williams31

In this example, we want to find to number of characters in each of the employees' names.


SELECT LEN(column_name)
FROM Table

SELECT LEN(employeeName) as [Length of Name]
FROM employees


Length of Name

The SQL LEN function is used to determine the legth of the text in a field.

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