FirstMatchIndex ( values ; string )
Returns the index of the first value that contains the search string.
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FirstMatchIndex ( "abc¶023¶abc¶def¶123¶def"; "XYZ")
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A quick function to return the index of the first value in 'values' that contains the search 'string'. If the string isn't found returns 0.
Feb 26, 2016
FirstMatchIndex ( "Alfred¶Betty¶Fred¶George" ; "Fred" ) returns 1 instead of the expected 3. This is because you're not testing for the position of the string *as a value*.
ValueCount ( Left ( values ; Position ( ¶ & values & ¶ ; ¶ & string & ¶ ; 1 ; 1 ) ) )
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