If you ask SQL Server developers how to calculate the length of a string in T-SQL, most would tell you immediately that you need to use the LEN() function. What most don't realize though, is that it doesn't actually work properly.
The T-SQL LEN() function ignores any trailing spaces in a string.
That's not how a string length function should work, or how it works in most languages. So, in our free SDU Tools for developers and DBAs, we added a simple tool that works properly. It's called StringLength.
Nothing complex. It takes a string, and returns its length in characters.
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You can see it in action in the main image above, and in the video here:
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