INSSTR Function (Code, Text)

Inserts a substring into a string.

Syntax


NewString := INSSTR(String, SubString, Position)  

Parameters

String
Type: Text constant or code

The string into which you want to insert a substring.

SubString
Type: Text constant or code

The substring that you want to insert into String.

Position
Type: Integer

Specifies where to insert SubString. Position must be greater than or equal to 1.

If Position is greater than the length of String, then the result is concatenated and copied to NewString.

Property Value/Return Value

Type: Text constant or code

The result after SubString is inserted into String.

Remarks

If SubString is empty, then String is returned unchanged.

If Position is less than 1, an error is returned.

If Position is greater than the length of String, SubString is added at the end of String. For example, INSSTR("Thomas","AAA",999) returns 'ThomasAAA'.

Example

This example requires that you create the following variables and text constants in the C/AL Globals window.

Variable name DataType Subtype
Str Text 60
SubString Text 60
NewString Text 60
Text constant ENU value
Text000 Press ENTER to continue.
Text001 or ESC
Text002 The test string before INSSTR is called:>%1<
Text003 The resulting string after INSSTR is called:>%1<
Str := Text000;  
SubString := Text001;  
MESSAGE(Text002, Str);  
NewString := INSSTR(Str, SubString, 13);  
MESSAGE(Text003, NewString);  

The first message window displays the following:

The test string before INSSTR is called:

>Press ENTER to continue.<

The second message window displays the following:

The resulting string after INSSTR is called:

>Press ENTER or ESC to continue.<

See Also

Code Data Type
Text Data Type