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Snippet Name: String Functions: instring INSTR

Description: The INSTR function returns the location of a substring in a string.

Also see:
» FUNCTIONS: Deterministic
» FUNCTIONS: Nested Functions
» FUNCTIONS: IF statement
» FUNCTIONS: date/time
» FUNCTIONS: Sample functions
» FUNCTIONS: drop
» FUNCTIONS: Recompile
» FUNCTIONS: DEBUG mode
» FUNCTIONS: IN OUT parameter
» FUNCTIONS: with output parameters
» FUNCTIONS: with parameters
» FUNCTIONS: without parameters
» FUNCTIONS: Create function
» FUNCTIONS: special restrictions
» FUNCTIONS: System Privileges
» IN Function
» Built-In Functions: CASE
» Built-In Functions: DECODE
» SUBST and INSTR together
» INSTR (InString)
» SUBSTR (SubString)
» String Functions: REVERSE
» String Functions: LENGTH
» String Functions: INSTR
» String Functions: CONCAT
» String Functions: CHAR
» String Functions: INITCAP
» String Functions: LOWER
» String Functions: UPPER
» Date Functions: NUMTOYMINTERVAL

Comment: This function looks only at the first occurance of the argument string.

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Last Modified: February 28th, 2009

SELECT INSTR ('now is the time', 'w') FROM dual;
returns 3
 
SELECT INSTR('now is the time', 'the') FROM dual;
returns 8


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