CONTAINSSTRINGEXACT DAX Function (Information)

Returns TRUE if one text string contains another text string. CONTAINSSTRINGEXACT is case-sensitive and accent-sensitive.

Syntax

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

The text in which you want to search for FindText.

FindText

The text you want to find. Wildcard characters are not allowed.

Return values

Scalar A single boolean value.

A value of TRUE if the string WithinText contains the string FindText – the comparison is case-sensitive.

Remarks

The CONTAINSSTRINGEXACT function does not accept wildcards to perform the search, whereas CONTAINSSTRING accepts wildcards and is not case-sensitive.

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Examples

--  CONTAINSSTRING checks whether a string contains another string, using
--  case-insensitive match. Therefore, "RED" = "red".
--  CONTAINSSTRINGEXACT uses case-sensitive matching
DEFINE
    MEASURE Sales[RED Prods (case insensitive)] =
        COUNTROWS (
            FILTER ( Product, CONTAINSSTRING ( 'Product'[Product Name], "red" ) )
        )
    MEASURE Sales[RED Prods (case sensitive)] =
        COUNTROWS (
            FILTER ( Product, CONTAINSSTRINGEXACT ( 'Product'[Product Name], "red" ) )
        )
EVALUATE
FILTER ( 
    SUMMARIZECOLUMNS (
        Product[Product Name],
        "RED Prods (case sensitive)", [RED Prods (case sensitive)],
        "RED Prods (case insensitive)", [RED Prods (case insensitive)]
    ), 
    OR ( 
        [RED Prods (case insensitive)] <> [RED Prods (case sensitive)],
        [RED Prods (case sensitive)] = 1 
    ) 
)
ORDER BY 
    [RED Prods (case sensitive)] DESC
Product Name RED Prods (case sensitive) RED Prods (case insensitive)
Proseware 23ppm Laser Printer with Wireless and Wired Network Interfaces M680 White 1 1
The Phone Company Touch Screen Phones Infrared M901 Black 1 1
The Phone Company Touch Screen Phones Infrared M901 Grey 1 1
Proseware 23ppm Laser Printer with Wireless and Wired Network Interfaces M680 Black 1 1
The Phone Company Touch Screen Phones Infrared M901 Gold 1 1
Contoso Touch Screen Phones Infrared M901 Black 1 1
Proseware 23ppm Laser Printer with Wireless and Wired Network Interfaces M680 Grey 1 1
NT Bluetooth Active Headphones E202 Red (Blank) 1
NT Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headphones M402 Red (Blank) 1
NT Wireless Transmitter and Bluetooth Headphones M150 Red (Blank) 1
WWI Wireless Transmitter and Bluetooth Headphones X250 Red (Blank) 1
Fabrikam Laptop14.1W M4180 Red (Blank) 1
Fabrikam Laptop14.1 E4101 Red (Blank) 1
Fabrikam Laptop8.9 E8002 Red (Blank) 1
Fabrikam Laptop12 M2002 Red (Blank) 1
Fabrikam Laptop13.3 M3000 Red (Blank) 1
Fabrikam Laptop13.3W M3080 Red (Blank) 1
Adventure Works Laptop19W X1980 Red (Blank) 1
Adventure Works Laptop15 M1501 Red (Blank) 1
Adventure Works Laptop12 M1201 Red (Blank) 1
Adventure Works Laptop16 M1601 Red (Blank) 1
Adventure Works Laptop15.4W M1548 Red (Blank) 1
Adventure Works Laptop8.9 E0890 Red (Blank) 1
WWI Desktop PC1.60 E1600 Red (Blank) 1
SV 40GB USB2.0 Portable Hard Disk E400 Red (Blank) 1
SV 80GB USB2.0 Portable Hard Disk E500 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Mini Battery Charger Kit E320 Red (Blank) 1
SV DVD 48 DVD Storage Binder M50 Red (Blank) 1
SV DVD 58 DVD Storage Binder M55 Red (Blank) 1
SV DVD 38 DVD Storage Binder E25 Red (Blank) 1
SV DVD 60 DVD Storage Binder L20 Red (Blank) 1
SV DVD 55DVD Storage Binder M56 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso DVD 48 DVD Storage Binder M50 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso DVD 58 DVD Storage Binder M55 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso DVD 38 DVD Storage Binder E25 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso DVD 60 DVD Storage Binder L20 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso DVD 55DVD Storage Binder M56 Red (Blank) 1
MGS Hand Games for kids E300 Red (Blank) 1
MGS Hand Games for students E400 Red (Blank) 1
MGS Hand Games men M300 Red (Blank) 1
MGS Hand Games women M400 Red (Blank) 1
MGS Hand Games for 12-16 boys E600 Red (Blank) 1
MGS Hand Games for Office worker L299 Red (Blank) 1
SV Hand Games for kids E30 Red (Blank) 1
SV Hand Games for students E40 Red (Blank) 1
SV Hand Games men M30 Red (Blank) 1
SV Hand Games women M40 Red (Blank) 1
SV Hand Games for Office worker L28 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Washer & Dryer 27in L270 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Washer & Dryer 25.5in M255 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Washer & Dryer 24in M240 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Washer & Dryer 21in E210 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Washer & Dryer 15.5in E155 Red (Blank) 1
Litware Refrigerator 19CuFt M760 Red (Blank) 1
Litware Refrigerator 9.7CuFt M560 Red (Blank) 1
Fabrikam Microwave 1.5CuFt X1100 Red (Blank) 1
Fabrikam Microwave 2.2CuFt M1250 Red (Blank) 1
Fabrikam Microwave 1.6CuFt M1250 Red (Blank) 1
Fabrikam Microwave 1.0CuFt E1100 Red (Blank) 1
Fabrikam Microwave 0.9CuFt E0900 Red (Blank) 1
Fabrikam Microwave 0.8CuFt E0800 Red (Blank) 1
Litware Microwave 1.5CuFt X110 Red (Blank) 1
Litware Microwave 2.2CuFt M125 Red (Blank) 1
Litware Microwave 1.6CuFt M125 Red (Blank) 1
Litware Microwave 1.0CuFt E110 Red (Blank) 1
Litware Microwave 0.9CuFt E090 Red (Blank) 1
Litware Microwave 0.8CuFt E080 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Microwave 1.5CuFt X0110 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Microwave 2.2CuFt M0125 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Microwave 1.6CuFt M0125 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Microwave 1.0CuFt E0110 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Microwave 0.9CuFt E0090 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Microwave 0.8CuFt E0080 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Water Heater 7.2GPM X1800 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Water Heater 4.3GPM M1250 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Water Heater 4.0GPM M1250 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Water Heater 2.6GPM E0900 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Water Heater 1.5GPM E0800 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Air conditioner 25000BTU L1672 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Air conditioner 12000BTU M0640 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Air conditioner 10000BTU M0490 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Air conditioner 8000BTU M0320 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Air conditioner 7000BTU E0260 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Air conditioner 6000BTU E0180 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Air conditioner 5200BTU E0100 Red (Blank) 1
Proseware Air conditioner 25000BTU L167 Red (Blank) 1
Proseware Air conditioner 12000BTU M640 Red (Blank) 1
Proseware Air conditioner 10000BTU M490 Red (Blank) 1
Proseware Air conditioner 8000BTU M320 Red (Blank) 1
Proseware Air conditioner 7000BTU E260 Red (Blank) 1
Proseware Air conditioner 6000BTU E180 Red (Blank) 1
Proseware Air conditioner 5200BTU E100 Red (Blank) 1
Litware USB Foam Fan E1301 Red (Blank) 1
Litware 180 CFM Vertical Discharge Fan X450 Red (Blank) 1
Litware USB Durable Desk Soft Fan E1401 Red (Blank) 1
Litware 80mm LED Dual PCI Slot Fan E1501 Red (Blank) 1
Cigarette Lighter Adapter for Contoso Phones E110 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Touch Stylus Pen E150 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso Bluetooth Active Headphones L15 Red (Blank) 1
SV Hand Games for 12-16 boys E60 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso 2G MP3 Player E200 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso 8GB Super-Slim MP3/Video Player M800 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso 16GB Mp5 Player M1600 Red (Blank) 1
Contoso 32GB Video MP3 Player M3200 Red (Blank) 1
WWI 4GB Video Recording Pen X200 Red (Blank) 1
WWI 1GB Digital Voice Recorder Pen E100 Red (Blank) 1

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Iterator

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Not recommended

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Deprecated

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Deprecated

This parameter is deprecated and its use is not recommended.

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