Text.PositionOf

Syntax

Text.PositionOf(text as text, substring as text, optional occurrence as nullable number, optional comparer as nullable function) as any

About

Returns the position of the specified occurrence of the text value substring found in text. An optional parameter occurrence may be used to specify which occurrence position to return (first occurrence by default). Returns -1 if substring was not found.

comparer is a Comparer which is used to control the comparison. Comparers can be used to provide case insensitive or culture and locale aware comparisons.
The following built in comparers are available in the formula language:
  • Comparer.Ordinal: Used to perform an exact ordinal comparison
  • Comparer.OrdinalIgnoreCase: Used to perform an exact ordinal case-insensitive comparison
  • Comparer.FromCulture: Used to perform a culture aware comparison

Example 1

Get the position of the first occurrence of "World" in the text "Hello, World! Hello, World!".

Text.PositionOf("Hello, World! Hello, World!", "World")

7

Example 2

Get the position of last occurrence of "World" in "Hello, World! Hello, World!".

Text.PositionOf("Hello, World! Hello, World!", "World", Occurrence.Last)

21