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MySQL POSITION() function

POSITION() function

MySQL POSITION() returns the position of a substring within a string.

Syntax:

POSITION(substr IN str)

Arguments

Name Description
substr A string whose position within another string (str) is to be retrieved.
IN Keyword.
str A string within which the position of the substring (substr) is to be retrieved.

The above function is a synonym for LOCATE(substr,str).

MySQL Version: 5.6

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Example: MySQL POSITION() function

The following MySQL statement returns the position of the substring ‘ou’ within the string ‘w3resource’

Code:

>SELECT POSITION("ou" IN "w3resource"); 

Sample Output:

mysql> SELECT POSITION("ou" IN "w3resource"); 
+--------------------------------+
| POSITION("ou" IN "w3resource") |
+--------------------------------+
|                              6 | 
+--------------------------------+
1 row in set (0.01 sec)

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