1. The StartsWith function is used to test whether a string starts with a given string:
<<If(StartsWith(Surname,'van ')>><<Title>> <<Surname>>is probably of Dutch descent.
<<If(StartsWith(Surname,'van ')>><<SetV('LastPart',substring-after(Surname,'van '))>><<End()>>
In previous versions this command was known as starts-with. Backward compatibility ensures that XpressDox will still recognize this command.
2. EndsWith tests the end of a string:
<<If(EndsWith(Surname,'-Smith')>>is a double-barrelled name.
<<SetV('FirstPart',substring(Surname,1,string-length(Surname) - 6))>><<Comment(SetV(‘FirstPart’,string-before(‘-Smith’)) is equivalent)>>
3. contains (an XSLT function) tests for a string anywhere in another string:
<<If(contains(Surname,'prmzl'))>><<Surname>>is not an English name.
4. SubstringBefore and SubstringAfter test for a string which occurs in another string, but either before or after another delimeter:
The first name is
<<SubstringBefore(FullNames,' ')>> and the last part of the name is <<SubstringAfter(FullNames,' ')>>