Returns the beginning numeric position of the first occurrence of a character expression or memo field within another character expression or memo field, without regard for the case of these two expressions.
ATC(cSearchExpression, cExpressionSearched [, nOccurrence])
- Specifies the character expression that ATC(В ) searches for in cExpressionSearched.
- Specifies the character expression cSearchExpression searches for. Both cSearchExpression and cExpressionSearched can be memo fields of any size.
- Specifies which occurrence (first, second, third, and so on) of cSearchExpression is searched for in cExpressionSearched. By default, ATC(В ) searches for the first occurrence of cSearchExpression (nOccurrence = 1). Including nOccurrence lets you search for additional occurrences of cSearchExpression in cExpressionSearched.
ATC(В ) searches the second character expression for the occurrence of the first character expression, without concern for the case (upper or lower) of the characters in either expression. Use AT(В ) to perform a case-sensitive search.
ATC(В ) returns an integer corresponding to the position where the first character of the character expression is found. If the character expression isn't found, ATC(В ) returns 0.
STORE 'Now is the time for all good men ... ' TO gcString STORE 'IS THE' TO gcFindString CLEAR ? ATC(gcFindString, gcString) && Displays 5 STORE 'is' TO gcFindString ? ATC(gcFindString, gcString) && Displays 5 ? ATC('now',gcString) && Displays 1