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SEARCHB (Find_Text,Within_Text,Start_Num)


  • is the text to search in original string,
  • is the original string from which mentioned text is to be searched, and
  • is an optional argument that specifies the character position to start the search.
    • SEARCHB(), finds one text value within another.SEARCHB is intended for use with languages that use the double-byte character set (DBCS).


SEARCHB (Find_Text,Within_Text,Start_Num) For Example,

SEARCHB("C", "WELCOME",1) returns 4

  • SEARCHB function can be used to find text within a text. SEARCHB counts 2 bytes per character. SEARCHB is intended for languages that use double-byte character set (DBCS).
  • can be any string containing characters, numbers, symbols, blank spaces etc.
  • and when directly entered in the command, should be enclosed in double quotes (e.g. "Name").
  • Argument is optional. If omitted, Calci assumes to be 1.
  • should be an integer > 0, else Calci displays #NULL error message.
  • If > 'length of text', Calci displays #N/A error message.
  • If string specified in is not a part of the reference string , Calci returns #N/A error string.
  • SEARCHB function is not case sensitive.


=SEARCHB("I", A1) : Returns 8 as output.
=SEARCHB(">", A2) : Returns 3 as output. 

Need to give examples with characters/language supporting DBCS

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