how do i query to get the maximum characters in a field

I  need to know what is the largest number of characters in a field
I know how the field is defined. But I don't know the largest value that is used from all the records in that table

does anyone know how I can query for this info. I know it is easy to find max with number. Is ther a way somehow to do the same for characters
sikyalaSenior Database AdministratorAsked:
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sdstuberCommented:
select max(length(your_field)) from your_table
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sikyalaSenior Database AdministratorAuthor Commented:
great thanks
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