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Deployments of new applications to CloudHub that use this version of Mule are no longer allowed. Only in-place updates to applications are permitted.

MuleSoft recommends that you upgrade to the latest version of Mule 4 that is in Standard Support so that your applications run with the latest fixes and security enhancements.

startsWith(String, String): Boolean

Returns true or false depending on whether the input string starts with a matching prefix.


Name Description


The input string.


A string that identifies the prefix.


This example indicates whether the strings start with a given prefix. Note that you can use the startsWith(text,prefix) or text startsWith(prefix) notation (for example, startsWith("Mari","Mar") or "Mari" startsWith("Mar")).


%dw 2.0
output application/json
[ "Mari" startsWith("Mar"), "Mari" startsWith("Em") ]


[ true, false ]

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