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Calculates the length of strings and the number of bytes in a blob.


Usage Notes

Note that in non-ASCII character sets, the length is the number of actual characters (some or all of which could be multi-byte) in the string, which may not match the number of bytes used to store the string.


To calculate the number of bytes in a blob:

  1. Add a raster format reader (for example, TIFF).
  2. Connect a RasterExtractor followed by a StringLengthCalculator.
  3. In the StringLengthCalculator parameters, select _rasterBlob as the Source Attribute.
  4. Connect an Inspector transformer.
  5. Run the Workspace.

Locate the _length attribute name in the Information Window:

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