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len

Function

len the type-dependent length of a value

Synopsis

len(v: record|array|set|map|type|bytes|string|ip|net|error) -> int64

Description

The len function returns the length of its argument val. The semantics of this length depend on the value's type.

Supported types include:

  • record
  • array
  • set
  • map
  • error
  • bytes
  • string
  • ip
  • net
  • type

Example:

Take the length of various types:

echo '[1,2,3] |["hello"]| {a:1,b:2} "hello" 10.0.0.1 1' | zq -z 'yield {this,len:len(this)}' -

=>

{this:[1,2,3],len:3}
{this:|["hello"]|,len:1}
{this:{a:1,b:2},len:2}
{this:"hello",len:5}
{this:10.0.0.1,len:4}
{this:1,len:error("len: bad type: int64")}