left() Function

Returns a specified number of characters from the text, starting from the first character.

Syntax

left ( text, [num_chars] )

text: (Text) The text from which the substring will be taken.

num_chars: (Number) The length in characters of the subtext to extract.

Returns

Text

Examples

You can experiment with this function in the test box below.

Test Input

left("boston",3) returns bos

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