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like() Function

Function

like( text, with )

Tests whether a string of text is like a given pattern.

Parameters

Keyword Type Description

text

Text

Text to match against pattern.

with

Text

Pattern, where ? is any character, * is zero or more characters, [characters] is any listed character.

Returns

Boolean

Usage considerations

Using wildcards

with accepts the following wildcard characters:

  • * - matches one or more characters (including an empty character). Multiple consecutive asterisks (multiple anything) is invalid input; use just one.
  • ? - matches any one character. Multiple question marks match the same number of characters.
  • [characters] - matches one of the enclosed characters.
  • [^characters] - matches anything but the enclosed characters.
  • [number-number] - matches a range of numbers created in combination with the enclosed.

Wildcard examples

  • b*t matches bet; beat; and beast.
  • b?t matches bat ; and bet; and bit.

  • a[cr]t matches act and art.
  • ab[^bc] matches abd but not abb nor abc.
  • [0-2]4 matches 04 and 14 and 24 not 74.

Examples

like("brian","*ian") returns true

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

Custom record fields that evaluate in real time must be configured using one or more Custom Field functions.

Process Reports Compatible
Process Events Compatible
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