charIndex property

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at
Wed Jul 26 20:00:06 EDT 2023

actually, i have a couple of questions, which are maybe suggestions,
but are actually questions, because maybe someone else will be curious
enough to try to solve them
* did you check the oss source to see if the function is available?
* have you messed with using regex to get around the issue?

On Wed, Jul 26, 2023 at 3:48 PM Paul Dupuis via use-livecode
<use-livecode at> wrote:
> On 7/26/2023 1:13 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote:
> > OIC what that does. I suggest having a hidden field, setting the text of that field to your variable, then operating on that field.
> >
> > Bob S
> That is what I am currently doing. And I have a hidden field, hidden
> image, hidden player - all for purposes of various operations that you
> can do on real objects that the templateField, templateImage, and
> templatePlayer don't do (although there are some things done very nicely
> with the templates, such as set the rtfText of the templateField to
> <someRTF>; get the text of the templateField -- for conversion from RTF
> to text (or text to htmlText or htmlText to text or ...)
> For reasons past that are not worth bring up in this email list, I have
> a slight aversion to hidden objects and prefer to work with the
> templateObjects or variables when i can.
> So, that is the very specific question of this post: Does anyone have a
> clever trick to do the equivalent of charIndex on a variable of text?
> I guess the allowed answers are "No" (no post is necessary), Yes (but I
> won't share it) (also no post necessary), Yes, and here it is (thank
> you), or perhaps a 4th, I don't understand the question, please clarify
> (which I would be happy to do if someone thinks they have a clever
> solution and just needs a bit more info)
> Paul
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