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How To Use Excel RIGHT LEFT Functions

How to use Excel LEFT function

SUMMARY INFO

All the basic information regarding Excel LEFT function is listed in the table below. (This data is regularly updated from Microsoft and several resources)

Function: LEFT
Function Category: Text
Description: Returns the leftmost characters from a text value
Return Value: One or more characters.
Syntax: =LEFT (text, [num_chars])
Applies to: Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000
Other languages: English: LEFT
French: GAUCHE
German: LINKS
Spanish: IZQUIERDA
Dutch: LINKS
Italian: SINISTRA
Russian: ЛЕВСИМВ
Danish: VENSTRE
Swedish: VÄNSTER
Portuguese (Brazil): ESQUERDA
Polish: LEWY
Finnish: VASEN
Norwegian: VENSTRE
Portuguese (Portugal): ESQUERDA
Czech: VLEVO
Hungarian: BAL
Turkish: SOLDAN
All Other Languages: LEFT
Related Functions: RIGHT, MID

 

FUNCTION DETAILS

Syntax details with an example regarding the correct usage of function can be seen below.

how-to-use-excel-LEFT-function

=LEFT (text, [num_chars])

text The text from which to extract characters.
num_chars [optional] The number of characters to extract, starting on the left side of text. Default = 1.

 

VIDEO EXAMPLES

Check the video below to see How to use Excel LEFT function with some examples:

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES

Here we provide a list of useful links which we think can be useful while trying to learn how to use the LEFT function in Excel with some examples and tips.

Microsoft Office support page – Excel LEFT function:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/LEFT-LEFTB-functions-9203d2d2-7960-479b-84c6-1ea52b99640c

 

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