Categories: String


Returns the position of the first occurrence of a substring within another string


POSITION(substr <string> IN expression <string>) → integer

  • substr: The substring to search for in the expression
  • expression: The input expression to search


select position('an' in 'banana')
-- 2
select position('no' in 'banana')
-- 0

Usage Notes

Searches for the first occurrence of the first argument in the second argument and if found, returns the position the of the first argument in the second argument. The first character in a string is position 1. Returns 0 if the substring is not found in the expression.