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BIT_LENGTH (binary)

Applies to ✅ Open Source Edition   ✅ Express Edition   ✅ Professional Edition   ✅ Enterprise Edition

The BIT_LENGTH() function calculates the length of a given binary string in bits.

SELECT bit_length(cast('hello' as bytea));

The result being

| bit_length |
|         40 |
See BIT_LENGTH for a text version of this function.

Dialect support

This example using jOOQ:


Translates to the following dialect specific expressions:

Aurora Postgres, CockroachDB, Postgres, YugabyteDB

bit_length(CAST(E'\\150\\145\\154\\154\\157' AS bytea))



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