<cString1> and <cString2> Designate the two character strings that are compared.
<nIgnore> Designates how many characters at the beginning of the character strings are excluded from the search. The default value excludes none (0).
POSDIFF() returns the first position where <cString1> and <cString2> differ. If both character strings are equal, then the function returns 0.
POSDIFF() compares two strings and determines from which position the first difference occurs. The <nIgnore> parameter allows you to exclude a particular number of characters from the beginning of both character strings from the search.
. Character strings of different lengths can be compared with each other (see examples).
. This example compares two strings of the same length:
cString1 := "X23AB\/A"
cString2 := "X23A8\/A"
? POSDIFF(cString1, cString2) // Result: 5
. Two strings of different lengths can also be compared:
? POSDIFF("AB", "ABC") // Result: 3
Finds the first position at which two strings are the same
SyntaxPOSEQUAL(<cString1>,<cString2>,[<nCompare>], [<nIgnore>]) --> nPositionArguments<cString1> and <cString2> Designate the two character strings
that are compared.
<nCompare> Designates the number of characters that must be the
same. The default value is the length of the shorter string.
<nIgnore> Designates the number of characters that are disregarded
at the beginning of the search. The default value is none.
POSEQUAL() returns the position from which the two character strings are
the same for <nCompare> characters. If no corresponding agreement is
found, the function returns 0.
POSEQUAL() allows you to determine at which point two strings agree.
The length of this agreement is represented by <nCompare>. If not
specified, <nCompare> defaults to the length of the shorter string.
Additionally, the <nIgnore> parameter lets you specify a particular
number of characters that are excluded from the start of the strings
during the comparison.
Examples. In this example, there is no agreement to the end of the
cString1 := "ABCDEFGHI"
cString2 := "XYZDEKLMN"
? POSEQUAL(cString1, cString2) // Result: 0
. This example shows the agreement of at least two characters:
? POSEQUAL(cString1, cString2, 2) // Result: 4
. This example shows a single character agreement and excludes
the first four characters:
? POSEQUAL(cString1, cString2, 1, 4) // Result: 5
Introduction ADDASCII() Adds a value to each ASCII code in a string
AFTERATNUM() Returns remainder of a string after nth appearance of sequence
ASCIISUM() Finds sum of the ASCII values of all the characters of a string
ASCPOS() Determines ASCII value of a character at a position in a string
ATADJUST() Adjusts the beginning position of a sequence within a string
ATNUM() Determines the starting position of a sequence within a string
ATREPL() Searches for a sequence within a string and replaces it
ATTOKEN() Finds the position of a token within a string
BEFORATNUM() Returns string segment before the nth occurrence of a sequence
CENTER() Centers a string using pad characters
CHARADD() Adds the corresponding ASCII codes of two strings
CHARAND() Links corresponding ASCII codes of paired strings with AND
CHAREVEN() Returns characters in the even positions of a string
CHARLIST() Lists each character in a string
CHARMIRR() Mirrors characters within a string
CHARMIX() Mixes two strings together
CHARNOLIST() Lists the characters that do not appear in a string
CHARNOT() Complements each character in a string
CHARODD() Returns characters in the odd positions of a string
CHARONE() Reduces adjoining duplicate characters in string to 1 character
CHARONLY() Determines the common denominator between two strings
CHAROR() Joins the corresponding ASCII code of paired strings with OR
CHARPACK() Compresses (packs) a string
CHARRELA() Correlates the character positions in paired strings
CHARRELREP() Replaces characters in a string depending on their correlation
CHARREM() Removes particular characters from a string
CHARREPL() Replaces certain characters with others
CHARSORT() Sorts sequences within a string
CHARSPREAD() Expands a string at the tokens
CHARSWAP() Exchanges all adjoining characters in a string
CHARUNPACK() Decompresses (unpacks) a string
CHARXOR() Joins ASCII codes of paired strings with exclusive OR operation
CHECKSUM() Calculates the checksum for a character string (algorithm)
COUNTLEFT() Counts a particular character at the beginning of a string
COUNTRIGHT() Counts a particular character at the end of a string
CRYPT() Encrypts and decrypts a string
CSETATMUPA() Determines setting of the multi-pass mode for ATXXX() functions
CSETREF() Determines whether reference sensitive functions return a value
EXPAND() Expands a string by inserting characters
JUSTLEFT() Moves characters from the beginning to the end of a string
JUSTRIGHT() Moves characters from the end of a string to the beginning
LIKE() Compares character strings using wildcard characters
LTOC() Converts a logical value into a character
MAXLINE() Finds the longest line within a string
NUMAT() Counts the number of occurrences of a sequence within a string
NUMLINE() Determines the number of lines required for string output
NUMTOKEN() Determines the number of tokens in a string
PADLEFT() Pads a string on the left to a particular length
PADRIGHT() Pads a string on the right to a particular length
POSALPHA() Determines position of first alphabetic character in a string
POSCHAR() Replaces individual character at particular position in string
POSDEL() Deletes characters at a particular position in a string
POSDIFF() Finds the first position from which two strings differ
POSEQUAL() Finds the first position at which two strings are the same
POSINS() Inserts characters at a particular position within a string
POSLOWER() Finds the position of the first lower case alphabetic character
POSRANGE() Determines position of first character in an ASCII code range
POSREPL() Replaces one or more characters from a certain position
POSUPPER() Finds the position of the first uppercase, alphabetic character
RANGEREM() Deletes characters that are within a specified ASCII code range
RANGEREPL() Replaces characters within a specified ASCII code range
REMALL() Removes characters from the beginning and end of a string
REMLEFT() Removes particular characters from the beginning of a string
REMRIGHT() Removes particular characters at the end of a string
REPLALL() Exchanges characters at the beginning and end of a string
REPLLEFT() Exchanges particular characters at the beginning of a string
REPLRIGHT() Exchanges particular characters at the end of a string
RESTTOKEN() Recreates an incremental tokenizer environment
SAVETOKEN() Saves the incremental tokenizer environment to a variable
SETATLIKE() Provides an additional search mode for all AT functions
STRDIFF() Finds similarity between two strings (Levenshtein Distance)
STRSWAP() Interchanges two strings
TABEXPAND() Converts tabs to spaces
TABPACK() Converts spaces in tabs
TOKEN() Selects the nth token from a string
TOKENAT() Determines the most recent TOKENNEXT() position within a string
TOKENEND() Determines if more tokens are available in TOKENNEXT()
TOKENINIT() Initializes a string for TOKENNEXT()
TOKENLOWER() Converts initial alphabetic character of a token into lowercase
TOKENNEXT() Provides an incremental tokenizer
TOKENSEP() Provides separator before/after most recently retrieved TOKEN()
TOKENUPPER() Converts the initial letter of a token into upper case
VALPOS() Determines numerical value of character at particular position
WORDONE() Reduces multiple appearances of double characters to one
WORDONLY() Finds common denominator of 2 strings on double character basis
WORDREPL() Replaces particular double characters with others
WORDSWAP() Exchanges double characters lying beside each other in a string
WORDTOCHAR() Exchanges double characters for individual ones