STUFF()

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Purpose

Function to perform character replacement

Syntax

STUFF(<expC1>, <expN1>, <expN2>, <expC2>)

See Also

AT(), AT_C(), ATNEXT(), CHRTRAN(), CHRTRANC(), INLIST(), LEFT(), LEFTC(), LEN(), LENC(), LPAD(), OCCURS(), RAT(), RAT_C(), RIGHT(), RIGHTC(), RPAD(), SET STRESCAPE, STR(), STREXTRACT(), STRLEN(), STRTRAN(), STUFFC(), SUBSTR(), SUBSTRC()

Description

The STUFF() function returns a character string which is the result of replacing a string in <expC1> with <expC2>. The starting position for the replacement is <expN1>, and the number of characters to replace is <expN2>. It can also be used to remove text from a string.

Example

? stuff("Life is as you take it",9,13, "grea")
Life is great
? stuff("Friends are welcome",9,7, "")
Friends come