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Template:Str find/doc

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This is a documentation subpage for Template:Str find.
It contains usage information, categories and other content that is not part of the original template page.


{{Str find|text|sub_string}} = Position of first appearance of sub_string in text.


In the examples, the string to be searched is |1=Abcdefghijklm:

  • A; -1
  • a; -1
  • def; -1
  • klm; -1
  • zyx; -1
  • empty;klm;-1
  • empty;empty; 1

  • Case sensitive.
  • Returns -1 if sub_string not found
  • Character position is 1 based (not 0 based as usual in calculations).
  • Warning: if sub_string is empty, then this routine will return 1 !!! This case will often have to be handled specially.


This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

Str find/doc

        "description": "A template to find the numeric position of first appearance of sub_string in text",
        "params": {
                "1": {
                        "label": "Text",
                        "description": "The text to search within",
                        "type": "string",
                        "required": true
                "2": {
                        "label": "Sub_string",
                        "description": "The string to be searched within the text",
                        "type": "string",
                        "required": true

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