version 3

Length (aString) Number

Parameter | Type | Description | |

aString | String | String for which to return length | |

Function result | Number | Length of string |

Description

`Length` is used to find the length of `aString`. `Length` returns the number of characters that are in `aString`.

**Note**: The test `If (vtAnyText="")` is equivalent to the test `If(Length(vtAnyText)=0)`.

Example

This example illustrates the use of `Length`. The results, described in the comments, are assigned to the variable `vlResult`.

vlResult :=Length("Topaz") ` vlResult gets 5 vlResult :=Length("Citizen") ` vlResult gets 7