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LEN

Returns the number of characters in a string or the number of bytes used to store a variable.

Syntax

LEN(string_expression)

LEN(variable)

Comments

string_expression is any string expression.

variable is any variable of a type other than STRING.

Example

DIM x as INTEGER, y AS LONG
a$ = "13 CHARACTERS"
PRINT a$, LEN(a$)
PRINT "Integer"; LEN(x), "Long"; LEN(y)

Results in:

13 CHARACTERS   13
Integer 2       Long 4

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