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CONTAINSSTRING DAX Function (Information)

Returns TRUE if one text string contains another text string. CONTAINSSTRING is not case-sensitive, but it is accent-sensitive.


CONTAINSSTRING ( <WithinText>, <FindText> )
Parameter Attributes Description

The text in which you want to search for FindText.


The text you want to find. You can use the ? and * wildcard characters; use ~? and ~* to find the ? and * characters.

Return values

Scalar A single boolean value.

A value of TRUE if the string WithinText contains the string FindText – the comparison is not case-sensitive.

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Learn more about CONTAINSSTRING in the following articles:

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Last update: Oct 19, 2020   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo, Imke Feldmann

MSDN documentation:

Context Transition

This function performs a Context Transition if called in a Row Context. Click to read more.

Row Context

This expression is executed in a Row Context. Click to read more.


Not recommended

The use of this function is not recommended. See Remarks and Related functions for alternatives.

Not recommended

The use of this parameter is not recommended.


This function is deprecated. Jump to the Alternatives section to see the function to use.


This parameter is deprecated and its use is not recommended.


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