The Excel function: FIND, FINDB
FIND and FINDB locate one text string within a second text string, and return the number of the starting position of the first text string from the first character of the second text string.
Important FIND is intended for use with languages that use the single-byte character set (SBCS), whereas FINDB is intended for use with languages that use the double-byte character set (DBCS). The default language setting on your computer affects the return value in the following way:
- FIND always counts each character, whether single-byte or double-byte, as 1, no matter what the default language setting is.
- FINDB counts each double-byte character as 2 when you have enabled the editing of a language that supports DBCS and then set it as the default language. Otherwise, FINDB counts each character as 1.
The languages that support DBCS include Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), and Korean.