SEARCH functionAdded by IBM on December 13, 2012 | Version 1 (Original)
|SEARCH returns the position of a text segment within a character string. You can set the start of the search as an option. The search text can be a number or any sequence of characters. The search is not case-sensitive.
find text is the text to be searched for. The find_text argument can include wildcard characters. To represent any single character, use ? (question mark) in the text that specifies the condition. To represent any number of consecutive characters, use * (asterisk). For example, use B* to match all entries that begin with B, and B??? to match all entries that begin with B and contain three other characters. To represent an actual question mark or asterisk, use ~ (tilde) to precede the ? or *.
text is the text where the search takes place.
position (optional) is the position in the text where the search is to start.
Parent topic: Text functions