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This function returns a multi-character delimited field from within a string. It takes the general form:

 FIELD(string, delimiter, occurrence{, extractCount})


  • string specifies the string, from which the field(s) is to be extracted.
  • delimiter specifies the character or characters that delimit the fields within the dynamic array.
  • occurrence should evaluate to an integer of value 1 or higher. It specifies the delimiter used as the starting point for the extraction.
  • extractCount is an integer that specifies the number of fields to extract. If omitted, assumes one. 


If the emulation option, jbase_field, is set, then the field delimiter may consist of more than a single character, allowing fields to be delimited by complex codes. 

An example of use is as:


to display:


See also: GROUP

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