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The NUMLINES function counts the number of lines in each value of a text expression. The result returned by NUMLINES has the same dimensions as the specified expression.
NUMLINES accepts either a TEXT or NTEXT argument. It does not perform an automatic conversion to either data type.
The text expression whose lines are to be counted.
Example 8-44 Counting the Number of Lines
In this example, you want to determine the number of lines in the multiline text variable LASTNAMES. The LASTNAMES variable has the following values.
produces the following output.