Template:Strloc insert

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The string-inserter Template:Strloc insert inserts a text string into another string at a specified location, or adds it at the end.

Usage[change source]

{{Strloc insert|<string1>|strloc=<n>|<string2>}}

Returns string1 with string2 inserted at location strloc=n, where n=1 denotes the start of the string (prepending). If strloc <= 0 then string2 is appended at the end of string1. The parameter strloc can be a math formula, such as: strloc={{{len}}}-2, or strloc=abs(-2*5)+6.

Examples[change source]

The following show various uses:

  • {{Strloc insert|abcdef|strloc=4|ZZZ}} → abcZZZdef
  • {{Strloc insert|123456|strloc=1|++}} → ++123456
  • {{Strloc insert|Abcd|strloc=0 |EFG}} → AbcdEFG
  • {{Strloc insert|<i>Out of Africa (film)|strloc=17|</i>}} → Out of Africa (film)
  • {{Strloc insert|[[Out of Africa (film)|<i>Out of Africa (film)]]|strloc=17+20|</i>}} → Out of Africa (film)
Note, the example wikilinking "Out of Africa" inserted "</i>" as end-italics,
but with strloc=17+20 to skip farther in the "[[ ]]" wikilink string.
  • {{Strloc insert|<i>Cosmos (book)|strloc={{strfind_short|Cosmos (book)|(|1}}|</i>}} → Cosmos (book)
In the example with "Cosmos (book)" the number for strloc was set by finding "(" in the
title. If there had been no "(" then the result would append "</i>" at the end of the title.

Limitations[change source]

The text at the end (after string2) is subject to the limitations of Template:Str right. Spaces around the inserted string are limited to 1 space, before or after:

Spaces beyond the inserted string might be encoded as "&#32;" rather than being real spaces.

Related pages[change source]

  • {{Strloc insert}} - Inserts a string at character location strloc, or appends if strloc<=0.
  • {{Strloc prefix}} - Extracts string prefix up to location strloc, or whole string if strloc<=0.