How To Simulate "@Contains" Using Lotusscript

How to simulate "@Contains" using LotusScript: Most Notes programmers find it difficult to get the same functionality...

in LotusScript that they experience using the Notes macro language. Many resort to using the "Evaluate()" method in script which is resource intensive and has memory issues with certain versions of Notes/Domino. One of the more common @Functions used by developers is @Contains. You can use the LotusScript "Instr()" to get similar results as @Contains. Syntax: InStr ( [ begin , ] string1 , string2 ) Use begin as an integer that tells the method at what character position to start looking for the string. String1 is the string your are searching for. String2 is the string to search within for String1. If the return is greater than 1, String1 is contained within String2. SearchString$ = "test" SourceString$ = "This is a test." If InStr(1 , SearchString$, SourceString$ ) > 1 then MsgBox("SearchString found in SourceString!") Else MsgBox("Could not find the SearchString.") End If

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