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Ryan Werner 22Ryan Werner 22 

Checking if a string contains or is "like" a value


We have a junior developer who wrote a very large lightning component that has over 1,000 references to:

<aura:if isTrue="{!v.profileName =='System Administrator'}"

The issue we have is now we need additional profiles, all containing "Admin" in the name to this. Is there a way to copy/replace all so I don't have to go through each individual reference and add || or && conditions to it? Is something like this doable:

<aura:if isTrue="{!CONTAINS(v.profileName, 'Admin'}"


<aura:if isTrue="{!v.profileName == '%Admin'}"

In some cases we may need an || condition in some cases we may need an && condition. So i cannot just to a global replace to add the additional profile names here.

Naveen KNNaveen KN
How about moving the logic to controller side? setting the true or false based on the values you recieve from apex and reference it in the html. In the future if some changes required you can change at the javascript side. 

and you have to replace the variable that you set in the controller with the current condition mentioned aboce. Copy code to text pad, replace with variable and paste back to IDE or console. 
Maharajan CMaharajan C
Hi Ryan,

We can't directly use the CONTAINS function in aura:if . But we have some workaround it's still in salesforce idea

Refer the below links for workaround:

veer soniveer soni
hi Ryan,
Refer the  below links.
For Aura - https://sfdcmonkey.com/2018/01/06/workaround-for-contains-lightning-component/

And If you want only profile that contains 'Admin' you can query In apex like below.
SELECT  Id, Name, UserType FROM Profile WHERE Name Like '%Admin%'

let me know if it helps you and marking it as best so that it can help to others in future.
Thank you