DataLength Method (Byte[])

SqlFunctions.DataLength Method (Byte[])

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(
	byte[] arg


Type: System.Byte[]
The value to be examined for 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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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