Len Function

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

Syntax

Len(string | varname)

Arguments

  • string
    Any valid string expression. If string contains Null, Null is returned.

  • varname
    Any valid variable name. If varname contains Null, Null is returned.

Remarks

The following example uses the Len function to return the number of characters in a string:

Dim MyString
MyString = Len("VBSCRIPT") ' MyString contains 8.

Note

The LenB function is used with byte data contained in a string. Instead of returning the number of characters in a string, LenB returns the number of bytes used to represent that string.

Requirements

Version 1

See Also

InStr Function