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SqlFunctions.PatIndex Method

Returns the starting position of the first occurrence of a pattern in a specified expression, or zeros if the pattern is not found, on all valid text and character data types.

Namespace:  System.Data.Objects.SqlClient
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)

[<EdmFunctionAttribute("SqlServer", "PATINDEX")>]
static member PatIndex : 
        stringPattern:string * 
        target:string -> Nullable<int> 

Parameters

stringPattern
Type: System.String
A string pattern to search for.
target
Type: System.String
The string to search.

Return Value

Type: System.Nullable(Int32)
The starting character position where the string pattern was found.

You cannot call this function directly. This function can only appear within a LINQ to Entities query.

This function is translated to a corresponding function in the database. For information about the corresponding SQL Server function, see PATINDEX (Transact-SQL).

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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