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Counting the number of Characters in a cell (SSRS)


Counting the number of Characters in a cell (SSRS)

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iklektic
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Hi all.

Is there a simple way of counting the characters in a specific text cell in ssrs?

Like COUNT(DISTINCT... only it would be the number of characters....

eg

cell 1 abcdefghiklmnopqrstuvwxyz. Intended result is "26"

I have to say this has been a great resource for me. Thank you all.
ezytime
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Can you use =Len(Fields!Cell1.Value) ?
iklektic
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I was actually hoping to get the count from the query side:

SELECT COUNT(characters(table1)) as totalCharacters... or whatever it is supposed to be!
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What about SELECT LEN(column1) AS totalCharacters FROM table1 ?
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