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====== LENGTH Function - PL/HQL Reference====== LENGTH function returns the length of the specified string expression in characters. **Syntax**: <code language="sql"> LENGTH(string_expression); </code> **Return Data Type:** STRING **Example:** <code language="sql"> LENGTH('Abc '); --- 4 </code> **Compatibility**: Oracle, IBM DB2, Teradata, PostgreSQL, MySQL and Netezza **Version**: PL/HQL 0.03 See also: * [[len|LEN]]