SqlFunctions::PatIndex Method (String^, String^)

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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)

public:
[EdmFunctionAttribute("SqlServer", "PATINDEX")]
static Nullable<int> PatIndex(
	String^ stringPattern,
	String^ target
)

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
Available since 4.0
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