If a specified substring is found within a specified search string, LOCATE returns the index at which the substring is found within the search string. If the substring is not found, LOCATE returns 0.

Syntax


LOCATE(CharacterExpression, CharacterExpression [, StartPosition] )

Arguments

  • The second CharacterExpression is the search string and is searched from the beginning, unless startPosition is specified, in which case the search begins from position there; the index starts with 1. It returns 0 if the string is not found.

  • The return type for LOCATE is an integer.

Examples


ORA2."orcl.localdomain".SUJITH.SANSIRI