string position

String position works in combination with the string and substring data types. A string position is a point within a string. It can be compared to an integer (which it is derived from), but it also acts as a pointer within a string so that the preceding and following text can be extracted.

Parent: integer
Version Platforms
8.0.584.0 AIX, HP-UX, Mac, Red Hat, SUSE, Session, Solaris, Windows
8.1.535.0 Debian, Ubuntu Raspbian


position <integer> of <string> : string position
position of <string> : string position
start of <substring> : string position


following text of <string position> : substring
preceding text of <string position> : substring