How to Find a Sub String in a String

By | February 28, 2014

There Is a common scenario in development where we need to find a sub string from a string value.

Just to help with the syntax we will be providing the help on the syntax, this is to find a particular value from a series of numerical, alphanumerical or date expressions or variables.

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Below is the syntax to “Find a Sub String in a String”

find ( value_to_seek, list_exprg )


  • “value_to_seek” gives Expression to be searched for from the following list of arguments.
  • “list_exprg” gives List of expressions_ generalized separated by a ‘,’ symbol.

“find” returns the position of the value found in the list given, if the value is found (from 1 to the number of values in the list) or 0 if the value was not found.

If one of the arguments in the functions is a dimensioned variable and the range of indices is given, such that there is no element in the list of variables to be searched for (find (RECHERCHE, VALEURS(1..0)) for example) the result returned is 0.

Hope this helps to ‘find’ a solution for your answer too.

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