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The POSITION() function finds the first position of a string within another string, starting with 1.

  position('hello', 'e'),
  position('hello', 'l', 4);
  position("hello", "e"),
  position("hello", "e", 4)).fetch();

The result being

| position | position |
|        2 |        4 |
See POSITION (binary) for a binary version of this function.

Dialect support

This example using jOOQ:

position("hello", "e")

Translates to the following dialect specific expressions:

ASE, SQLDataWarehouse, SQLServer

charindex('e', 'hello')

Aurora MySQL, Aurora Postgres, CockroachDB, DuckDB, Exasol, Firebird, H2, HSQLDB, MariaDB, MemSQL, MySQL, Postgres, Snowflake, Teradata, Trino, Vertica, YugabyteDB

position('e' IN 'hello')

BigQuery, Informix, Oracle, SQLite

instr('hello', 'e')


position('hello', 'e')

DB2, Derby

locate('e', 'hello')

Hana, Sybase

locate('hello', 'e')

Access, Redshift


(These are currently generated with jOOQ 3.20, see #10141), or translate your own on our website

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