SqlFunctions.DataLength Method (String)

.NET Framework (current version)

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 Shared Function DataLength (
	arg As String
) As Nullable(Of Integer)


Type: System.String

The value to be examined for data length.

Return Value

Type: System.Nullable(Of 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
Available since 4.0
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