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SqlFunctions.Stuff Method

.NET Framework 4.6 and 4.5

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


Type: System.String

The target string.

Type: System.Nullable<Int32>

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

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.

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: 4.6, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4
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