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SqlFunctions.Stuff Method

Inserts a string into another string. It deletes a specified length of characters in the target string at the start position and then inserts the second string into the target string at the start position.

Namespace:  System.Data.Objects.SqlClient
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)
[EdmFunctionAttribute("SqlServer", "STUFF")]
public static string Stuff(
	string stringInput,
	Nullable<int> start,
	Nullable<int> length,
	string stringReplacement
)

Parameters

stringInput
Type: System.String

The target string.

start
Type: System.Nullable<Int32>

The character position in stringinput where the replacement string is to be inserted.

length
Type: System.Nullable<Int32>

The number of characters to delete from stringInput. If length is longer than stringInput, deletion occurs up to the last character in stringReplacement.

stringReplacement
Type: System.String

The substring to be inserted into stringInput.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A string consisting of the two strings.

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 STUFF (Transact-SQL).

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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