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Counting spaces with datalength


Counting spaces with datalength

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Interesting Question


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Looked at the MSDN article posted before trying to answer - had to search elsewhere as the MSDN en try wasn't very illuminating Smile

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thanks for the question.... was really not aware of datalength function..
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Very interesting. I typically use LEN but I can see how datalength would be useful.
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Great question; it also really highlights the difference between Len() and DataLength(). For fun folks should try substituting Len for DataLength.
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Nice question. Makes ya think.

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Good question.

I don't know whether to be more worried that 198 people so far thought datalength behaved like length or that 118 thought 11 was an even number!

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-- Sorry, I get 1 for count(1) using datalength(), record 8.
-- count(1) for Len() rerturns 0
-- What am i doing wrong?

oops, nevermind...
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