Learn how to use the length function in Notion formulas.

The length() function outputs a number that corresponds to the length of a string.

length(string) length(list) string.length() list.length()
length("Monkey D. Luffy") /* Output: 15 */ length(["Batman", "Robin", "V", "Doctor Doom"]) /* Output: 4 */ "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious".length() /* Output: 34 */

This example database used the length() function to return the number of characters in the Name property. It also uses an if statement to intelligently output “character” or “characters”.

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let( length, prop("Name").length(), length + " character" + ifs(length != 1, "s") ) /* Explained */ let( /* Set a length variable with the length of the Name property value */ length, prop("Name").length(), /* Display the length variable */ length /* Add the " character" string */ + " character" /* Check if the length variable does not equal 1. If it doesn't, add an "s" to the end of "character" */ + ifs(length != 1, "s") )

This formula sets a length variable with the length of the Name property value. It then displays the value of the length variable and adds “ character” after it. Finally, if the value of length is not 0, it will add an “s” after “ character”.

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