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how do you exclude something or include it?

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if I wanted to know if a string had birthday in, I could choose to include it or exclude it like.

if the string contains birthday, it will do something, else do something.
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Use Pos function
For example : if Pos('birthday', 'string Value') > 0 then do something  else do something.

good luck
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If you are working with multi-byte characters sets (MBCS)...

SysUtils.AnsiStrPos
http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/VCL/en/SysUtils.AnsiStrPos



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Using System.Pos is also possible...

System.Pos
http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/VCL/en/System.Pos
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Depends on what you are searching for, of you mean the actual birthday eg 01/01/1965, then you have to do pattern matching.

In that case, use a regular expression TRegRex or TPerlRegEx

TPerlRegEx is shipped with Delphi2010
If you are working in Delphi 7 you can download it from the net
Refer to this site for more info

http://www.regular-expressions.info/delphi.html
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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