TEXT STARTS WITH TEXT Operator

The TEXT STARTS WITH TEXT operator returns a value of true if the first text value starts with the second text value.

You can use this operator, which returns a true/false value, as a condition for IF statements.

Operator Model After you drag and drop the model into the script tab: Expression returns:
STARTS WITH ⟦TEXT⟧ STARTS WITH ⟦TEXT⟧  Replace the first ⟦TEXT⟧ placeholder with the text that you want checked. Replace the second ⟦TEXT⟧ placeholder with the pattern you are checking for. A true/false value.

Example

Assume you have a template that uses serial numbers for parts and that the serial number has a prefix to identify the part type. You can use the TEXT STARTS WITH TEXT operator to check the serial number for the prefix:

IF (SerialNumberTE STARTS WITH "S18")

//this part is a screw 

END IF