Template:Str len

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This template takes a string as parameter and returns its length (excluding whitespace at the start and end).

Usage

{{Str len |1= }}

Template parameters

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TemplateData

TemplateData is a way to store information about template parameters (the description of those and of the whole template) for both humans and machines. It is used by VisualEditor and possibly other tools like Upload Wizard.


Existing template documentation
At Wikimedia Commons, it is recommended to use {{TemplateBox}} with either useTemplateData=1 or useTemplateData=only on the /doc subpage and transcluding it with {{Documentation}} into the template. <nowiki>-tags can be wrapped around the arguments, if required, to avoid templates being expanded.

Newly created template documentation and imports
Another option, especially for imported templates, or for users with JSON experience, is placing raw <templatedata>-tags into the Wikitext of the template, as described in various Wikipediae.

Discussion
There is an ongoing discussion about that matter. Feel invited to comment if you are experienced in either way, your time permits and if you like to share your opinion or to make a suggestion.


Wikipedia's help about TemplateDataCommons-specific information

This template takes a string as parameter and returns its length (excluding whitespace at the start and end).

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
string1

The string to get the length of

Unknownrequired

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the Template namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

See also

Trimming templates:

  • {{Trunc}} – To trim down to a specified number of characters.
  • {{Trim}} — To trim any leading or trailing whitespace.
  • {{Str left}} – To trim down to a specified number of characters, or duplicate the string to a specified number.

Analyzing templates:

  • {{Str endswith}} – To check if a string ends with a given string.
  • {{Str find}} – Returns the numerical location of a given string in a string, up to 50 characters.
  • {{Str len}} – Returns a string's length. Can count up to 500 characters.

String length comparison templates:

  • {{Str ≤ len}} – To check if a string is "shorter or equally long" or "longer" than a given length.

Sandboxes and test cases:

Technical stuff:

Localization

This template is not intended to be localized.

Examples

If the parameter is empty or undefined it is considered to be of zero length:

{{str len}} returns 0
{{str len|}} returns 0
{{str len| }} returns 0

It counts the length correctly, even if the string contains spaces, looks like a number, or contains special characters:

{{str len| ab cde }} returns 6
{{str len| 1234567 }} returns 7
{{str len| café åäö }} returns 8

It can measure strings over 500 in length:

{{str len| 499-characters... }} returns 499
{{str len| 1000-characters... }} returns 1000