Find

Finds the first instance of a string within another string. To do a more complex search, such as looking for a string that matches a pattern, use theFind Pattern function instead.

Input Fields

  • look in is the text you want to search inside.

  • look for is the text you want to search for.

Output Fields

  • position is the position of the first match, where 0 is the first position. Returns -1 if it is not found.

Examples

If look in is “This is a test”:

  • If look for is “T” then position is 0 (first position, where counting starts with 0).

  • If look for is “test” then position is 10 (11th position).

  • If look for is “hello” then position is -1 (no instance found).

See Also

Functions

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