SqlFunctions.PatIndex Method (String, String)

.NET Framework (current version)

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")>
Public Shared Function PatIndex (
	stringPattern As String,
	target As String
) As Nullable(Of Integer)


Type: System.String

A string pattern to search for.

Type: System.String

The string to search.

Return Value

Type: System.Nullable(Of 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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