Substitutes new text for old text in a text string.
SUBSTITUTE(originaltext; oldtext; newtext; which)
- In originaltext, removes oldtext, inserts newtext in its place, and returns the result. oldtext and newtext can have different lengths.
- which (optional) is a number which specifies which occurrence of oldtext to replace (counting from the left). If omitted, all occurrences are replaced.
SUBSTITUTE("castle"; "stl"; "v")
- returns cave.
SUBSTITUTE("a red red rose"; "red"; "white")
- returns a white white rose. All occurrences of red are replaced if which is omitted.
SUBSTITUTE("a red red rose"; "red"; "and white"; 2)
- returns a red and white rose. The second occurrence of red is replaced.