Returns a string containing a substring of consecutive characters from another string.



Enabled For

For a description of the business object categories, see Notes on "Enabled For".

Business Object Category Yes/No
Business Rules: Before-Save Rules Yes
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (After Save, with or without Also Recalculate on Load) Yes
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (Before Save or Always, without Also Recalculate On Load) Yes
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (Before Save or Always, with Recalculate On Load) Yes
Business Rules: Editing Rules Yes
Business Rules: Initialization Rules Yes
Business Rules: Read Only Rules Yes
Business Rules: Required Rules Yes
Business Rules: Validation Rules Yes
Client Expressions Yes
Object Permissions Yes
Services Yes
Mobile Yes
Quick Actions (except UI Quick Actions) Yes
UI Quick Actions Yes
Reports Yes
Search/Dashboard without field references Yes
Search/Dashboard with field references Yes


Parameter Description


The text from which to extract the substring.


The position of the first character to include in the output. The first character starts with position zero.


(Optional) The length of the substring.

Return Value

Text value.


$(Substring0(Symptom, 21, 7))

If the Symptom field in the current business object contains the following:

Printer seems to be working fine for others. His setup for the printer is fine.

It returns the substring starting with the 20th character and continues for 7 characters. The result of this function in this example is "orking ".

See also Substring().