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MySQL CHARACTER_LENGTH() Function

❮ MySQL Functions

Example

Return the length of the string:

SELECT CHARACTER_LENGTH("SQL Tutorial") AS LengthOfString;
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Definition and Usage

The CHARACTER_LENGTH() function return the length of a string (in characters).

Note: This function is equal to the CHAR_LENGTH() function.

Syntax

CHARACTER_LENGTH(string)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
string Required. The string to count the length for

Technical Details

Works in: From MySQL 4.0

More Examples

Example

Return the length of the text in the "CustomerName" column:

SELECT CHARACTER_LENGTH(CustomerName) AS LengthOfName
FROM Customers;
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❮ MySQL Functions