Length (PQL)

Returns the number of characters in a string.

  • Returned Output: Numeric
  • Library: PQL \ Granular \ String
  • Version: 2023.00.000
  • Compatibility: Pyramid Query Language (PQL) data sources


Length( <Column String> )

* Click on the function's arguments above for more details on the input values.

  • The column needs to be an attribute with string / text values in the model. (The data type needs to be 'string')
  • For details on how to employ and use this function see the custom column overview.
Different Function types
  • This function is similar to the PQL semantic and common functions of the same name. However, it operates on a column directly at the grain.
  • As a granular function, it is used in the base SQL query itself.


This example returns a column with the number of characters in each string / text item in the LastName column.

Length( [Customer].[LastName] )

You can see the effect from this example snippet in column #7, based on the source column in position #2.