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SqlFunctions.DataLength Method (String)

Returns the number of bytes used to represent any expression.

Namespace:  System.Data.Objects.SqlClient
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)
[EdmFunctionAttribute("SqlServer", "DATALENGTH")]
public static Nullable<int> DataLength(
	string arg
)

Parameters

arg
Type: System.String

The value to be examined for data length.

Return Value

Type: System.Nullable<Int32>
The number of bytes in the input value.

You cannot call this function directly. This function can only appear within a LINQ to Entities query.

This function is translated to a corresponding function in the database. For information about the corresponding SQL Server function, see DATALENGTH (Transact-SQL).

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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