The column created returns the position of the first occurrence of a specified value in a string, counting from 0. Note that this operation is case sensitive.
How does it work in the search window?
Select Create column in the search window toolbar, then select the Locate operation. You need to specify two arguments:
|Substring to locate (mandatory)||string|
The data type of the values in the new column is string.
demo.ecommerce.data table, we want to know the position of the ? character in the strings of the uri column. To do it, we will create a new column using the Locate operation.
The arguments needed to create the new column are:
- String - uri column
- Substring to locate - ?
Click Create column and you will see the following result:
How does it work in LINQ?
Use the operator
as... and add the operation syntax to create the new column. This is the syntax for the Locate operation:
You can copy the following LINQ script and try the above example on the
from demo.ecommerce.data select locate(uri, "?") as `uri_locate_?`