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MySQL LENGTH() Function

❮ MySQL Functions

Example

Return the length of the string, in bytes:

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

The LENGTH() function returns the length of a string (in bytes).

Syntax

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, in bytes:

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