Length Function

The Length function returns the number of characters in the string. A good use case for it is that it can be used in conjunction with Substring to take the last 4 characters of a phone number. This can also be accomplished using the RegExMatch function. The length function counts all characters including space and symbols.

Syntax:

                    

Length(1)
1 = String value to evaluate the length of characters (can be a variable)

                

Example:

                    

%%[
var @string 
set @string = “AMPSCRIPT.COM”
set @lengthString = Length(@string)
]%%
Output: %%=v(@lengthString)=%%

                

Output:

Output: 13

Explanation:

The Length function takes the AMPSCRIPT.COM string counts all the characters in the string including the . (period). This function is helpful when used in conjunction with other functions or to determine the maximum length of a field value.

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