InStr

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Returns the position of a specified string expression inside another specified string expression.

The position of the string being located is indicated by the number of characters from the left side of the string being evaluated.

Usage

InStr(String1, String2)

Where:

String1 - a string to be evaluated.
String2 - a string expression to be located.

Notes

  • In case the search returns no results, a 0 is returned.
  • In case if the sought word occurs more than once, the first position will be returned.
  • The search performed by InStr is case sensitive.

Examples

InStr("Friday is the expiration day", "Friday");

Will return a value of 1, indicating that the string "Friday" begins at position 1 of the String "Friday is the expiration day".

InStr("Friday is the expiration day", "Monday");

Will return a value of 0, indicating that the string "Monday" does not exist in the String "Friday is the expiration day".