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searchb() Function

Function

searchb( search_text, within_text, start_num )

Searches the text for a particular substring, returning the positional index of the first byte of the first match.

Parameters

Keyword Type Description

search_text

Text

The text that will be searched for.

within_text

Text

The text within which the search text will be searched for.

start_num

Number

The positional index in bytes of the first byte of the substring to be returned.

Returns

Number

Usage considerations

Text index

The first byte of the entire text value is considered to have an index = 1.

Understanding the search_text parameter

The search_text parameter only supports ? as a wildcard character.

Examples

searchb("to","boston",1) returns 4

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this function's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Compatible
Offline Mobile Compatible
Sync-Time Custom Record Fields Compatible

Can be used to create a custom record field that only evaluates at sync time.

Real-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible
Process Reports Compatible
Process Events Compatible
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searchb() Function

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