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# Description

The BYTELEN function returns the length of the expression as the number of bytes rather than the number of characters. It is used as:


Where expression can return a result of any type. The BYTELEN function will then return the byte count of the expression.

# Note

The BYTELEN function will always return the actual byte count for the expression; irrespective of the whether International Mode is in operation at the time.  This compares with the LEN function, which will return a character count. The character count may differ from the byte count when processing in International Mode.

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