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In my table, one VARCHAR column has strings of different sizes. How can I find the value that has the maximum length?

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I have a table "videodb" and the column "title" is VARCHAR.

I can get the title with maximum length using one of the following SQLs.

Approach 1

SELECT  title, LENGTH(title) AS title_len
FROM    videodb
ORDER BY  title_len DESC LIMIT 1

Approach 2

SELECT  max(LENGTH(title)) AS title_len
FROM    videodb

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