left() Function
This function may not be compatible with all features of Appian. For details, see the Feature Compatibility section below.

Function

left( text, num_chars )

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

Parameters

Keyword Type Description

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

left("boston",3) returns bos

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this function's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Compatible
Offline Mobile Compatible
Custom Record Field Expressions Compatible
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