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Is there a contains function in Cry

Is there a contains function in Cry

Is there a contains function in Crystal.  I want to search on a string field that contains a certain phrase.

record1 - abc glen street, 23456
record2 - xyz glen street, 23457
record3 - glen 12457 st., 23456

i want the search to contain 'glen' so it will pull all three records.


RE: Is there a contains function in Cry

For your select expert use:
"glen" in {address.field}


RE: Is there a contains function in Cry

InStr("string") will return the character number, as an integer of where "string" is first encountered.  If it is not encountered it will return a zero.

InStrRev() works much the same way only it starts at the right of the string instead of the left.

Hope this helps.

Software Support for Macola, Crystal Reports and Goldmine

RE: Is there a contains function in Cry

thanks for the responses:

a KISS approach is to use like in the select expert.  

{bill_address.address} like "*glen*" for the above example.


RE: Is there a contains function in Cry

I've had problems with the like function when the field I was checking had variable length strings.


RE: Is there a contains function in Cry

Try them all and see which works best.  Usually when a Variable length string is a problem, it means that CR is reading it as a Memo field and can't process it in any formula.  If that is the case then none of these approaches will work.   See FAQ149-276.

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