ASP String Function List


Strings, or variables that take letters and numbers, are used in just about every ASP script written. A string can be anything from "Hello, world" to "Four score and seven years ago" to "a thousand dollars."

A string can even have numbers in it. So a string could be "555-555-1212" or "800 dollars" or "192.123.456.789". Pretty much any letter or number you can type on a keyboard, and a few besides, can go into a string variable. You can then slice and dice those variables with a number of functions.

Here are some ASP string functions that allow you to work with your string variables. Click on any of these string function links to get full details on how to use that function.

Asc
Returns the ascii code of a given character.

cStr
Converts an integer or other numeric value into a string.

InStr
Located the first occurrence of a character or characters within a string.

LCase
Makes an entire string lower case.

Left
Gets the leftmost X characters from a string

Len
Tells you the number of characters in a string.

Mid
Extracts a group of characters from the center of a string.

Replace
Replaces a character or characters within a string with a new character or characters.

Right
Gets the rightmost X characters from a string

Split
Break a string up into bits based on spaces, periods, or other characters.

Trim
Removes any spaces from the beginning or end of a string.

UCase
Makes an entire string upper case.

By learning how each ASP string function works, you can ensure that you write your ASP code to be as efficient and quick-running as possible. That equates to happy visitors and easier debugging!

ASP Function List