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XLeratorDB/strings Online Documentation

SQL Server STARTSWITH function


STARTSWITH

Updated: 30 April 2009


Use STARTSWITH to determine if a string starts with a particular value.
Syntax
SELECT [wctString].[wct].[STARTSWITH] (
   <@Text, nvarchar(max),>
 ,<@Value, nvarchar(max),>
 ,<@CaseSensitive, bit,>)
Arguments
@Text
is the text to be searched. The @Text argument can be of data types that are implicitly convertible to nvarchar or ntext.
 
@Value
is the value to search for in @Text. The @Value argument can be of data types that are implicitly convertible to nvarchar or ntext.
 
@CaseSensitive
declares the search as being either case sensitive or case insensitive, regardless of collation. The @CaseSenstive argument must be of data types that are implicitly convertible to bit.
 
Return Types
bit
Remarks
·         STARTSWITH does not support the use of wildcards.
·         STARTSWITH supports case sensitive searches. @CaseSensitive = 1, makes the search case sensitive.
Examples
 
select wct.STARTSWITH('Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.'
,'Four '
,0)
 
This produces the following result
-----
1
 

(1 row(s) affected)



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