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Using the Transact SQL Charindex Function

The Transact SQL Charindex function can be used to return the position of the first instance of a specific string within a string. As such it is similar to the Visual Basic 6.0 and VBScript Instr function.

The following Transact SQL statement returns all of the customers in the Northwind SQL Server sample database that have the string manager within the ContactTitle field.

select CustomerID, ContactTitle, charindex('manager', ContactTitle) as 'ManagerPos' from Customers where charindex('manager', ContactTitle) > 0

The following Transact SQL statement returns all of the customers in the Northwind SQL Server sample database that have the string manager within the ContactTitle field.

select CustomerID, ContactName, charindex('John ', ContactName) as 'NamePos' from Customers where charindex('John ', ContactName) > 0

String Matching Without Pattern Matching

For matching strings where wildcard pattern matching is required, it is possible to use the transact SQL Patindex function.

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