Report What is a "topic" of a string in the Match Pattern function? in LabVIEW Bugs Posted March 22, 2006 Hi Jim, The word "topic" in the documentation you reference is simply a misprint. Replace "topic" in that sentence with "portion" and you'll have the correct description of the '^' character. Sorry for the anticlimactic response...I'll bet you were all ready with a conspiracy theory. -D P.S. - I have filed a CAR (3VLDERF2) against the LV documentation to get this corrected.