Futurebasic/Language/Reference/instr

INSTREdit

FunctionEdit

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SyntaxEdit

targetString$|targetContainer$$,searchString$|searchContainer$$)

RevisedEdit

May 30, 2000 (Release 3)

DescriptionEdit

This function searches for the first occurrence of searchString$ or searchContainer$$ within targetString$ or targetContainer$$, starting at character position startPos . (If startPos is less than 1, it's treated as 1.) If a match is found, the function returns the character position (1..255) within targetString$ or targetContainer$$ where the match begins. If no match is found, the function returns zero. The string search is case-sensitive. Note: INSTR always returns zero in these cases:

   * when startPos is greater than LEN(targetString$)
   * when LEN(searchString$) is zero.

See AlsoEdit

INDEXF; MID$; LEFT$; RIGHT$