Saturday, September 25, 2010

using length function in SQL Server 2008.

SQL Server string function is a built-in string function. Some operations performed on strings require that you know the number of characters of a string. This is because some operations require a minimum number of characters and some other functions require that the string have at least one character. The number of characters of a string is also called the length of the string. It perform an operation on a string input value and return a string or numeric value.
To get the length of a string, you can use the LEN () function.

 The syntax of the LEN () function is:

Int LEN (String)


DECLARE @ASCII varchar(120)
SET @ASCII = ' American Standard Code for Information Interchange'
SELECT LEN(@ASCII) AS [Number of Characters]

The result is displayed below with LEN () function.


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