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    This function finds the specified text string(1) within another text string(2) and returns the number of the starting position of the specified text string(1) from the first character of the another text string(2).

    Syntax

    FINDB(findtext,intext,start)

    Arguments

    This function has the following arguments:

    Argument Description
    findtext Refers to the text you are trying to find. If the value is empty (" "), the function matches the first character in the search string (i.e. the character numbered start or 1). This value cannot contain wildcard characters.
    intext Refers to the text through which you are searching.
    start [Optional] Refers to the number representing character at which to start the search. The first character of intext is 1; if omitted, the calculation starts at 1. If this value is not an integer, the number is truncated.

    Remarks

    The FINDB function counts 2 bytes per character, but this happens only when a DBCS language is set as the default language.

    This function performs a case-specific search (for example, to specify a capital letter and not lower case letters).

    Data Types

    Accepts string data for the findtext argument, string data for the intext argument, and numeric data for the start argument. Returns numeric data.

    Examples

    FINDB("ea","rheabuto") gives the result 3.

    FINDB("to","rheabuto") gives the result 7.

    Version Available

    This function is available in Spread for Windows Forms 11.0 or later.