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The string data type represents character data.

Strings are the most common data type in Lasso. They are used for the return values from the [Field] tag, [Action_Param] tag, and others. Even if a field or action parameter contains a numeric value it is still returned as a string.

Strings can be manipulated using a number of symbols. The symbols work analogously to their mathematical counterparts. + for string concatenation, - to delete a substring, and * to repeat a string. The >> contains tag can be used to check whether a string contains a substring.

Strings can be manipulated using the string member tags such as [String->Split], [String->Replace], etc. as well as with the clasic string tags [String_Concatenate], [String_IsUpper], etc.

A string can be treated as an array of characters using the [String->Size] and [String->Get] tags.

  • Syntax
  • Parameters
[Variable: 'myString' = 'A string']

[Variable: 'myString' = (String: 1)]

[Variable: 'myString' = (String: 3.14159)]

See the Lasso 8 Language Guide for examples of how to use this tag.

Tag Link String Category Data Type
Type Data Type Data Source Any
Support Preferred Version 5.0
Output Type Security
Implementation Internal Sets Lasso 6.0, Lasso 5.0

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