FIND DAX Function (Text)

Returns the starting position of one text string within another text string. FIND is case-sensitive.


FIND ( <FindText>, <WithinText> [, <StartPosition>] [, <NotFoundValue>] )
Parameter Attributes Description

The text you want to find. Use double quotes (empty text) to match the first character in within_text; wildcard characters not allowed.


The text containing the text you want to find.

StartPosition Optional

The character at which to start the search; if omitted, StartPosition = 1. The first character in WithinText is character number 1.

NotFoundValue Optional

The numeric value to be returned if the text is not found; if omitted, an error is returned.

Return values

Scalar A single integer value.

Number that shows the starting point of the text string you want to find.


FIND does not support wildcards. To use wildcards, use SEARCH.

Related functions

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Last update: Oct 15, 2019   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

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DAX Conventions
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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