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StartsWith(text, start_string)

Category: Text function


This function is a search function used to check if a string (text) starts with a specific text value (start_string). If so, this function returns TRUE. Otherwise, it returns FALSE.


textTextAny text, or value that can implicitly converted to text.
start_stringTextThe text string to search for at the beginning of text.

Return value type: Boolean (TRUE/FALSE)


This function is case sensitive.

This function ignores leading whitespace and other non-printing characters when matching start_string to the beginning of text.


startswith( 'Crimea', 'Crime' ) //Returns TRUE
startswith( 'IBM', 'i' ) //Returns FALSE (unmatched due to case)
startswith('    Ruthless', ' Ruth') //Returns TRUE (leading whitespace ignored)

See also

syntax/functions/startswith.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/14 19:01 by craigt

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