# pandas.Series.searchsorted¶

Find indices where elements should be inserted to maintain order.

Find the indices into a sorted Series self such that, if the corresponding elements in value were inserted before the indices, the order of self would be preserved.

- param value
- array_like
Values to insert into self.

- param side
- {‘left’, ‘right’}, optional
If ‘left’, the index of the first suitable location found is given. If ‘right’, return the last such index. If there is no suitable index, return either 0 or N (where N is the length of self).

- param sorter
- 1-D array_like, optional
Optional array of integer indices that sort self into ascending order. They are typically the result of

`np.argsort`

.

- return
int or array of int A scalar or array of insertion points with the same shape as value.

Changed in version 0.24.0.

Previously, scalar inputs returned an 1-item array for

`Series`

and`Categorical`

.

Warning

This feature is currently unsupported by Intel Scalable Dataframe Compiler