Categories: String

POSITION

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

Syntax

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

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

Examples

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.