Extract a substring from a string, starting from the left-most character.
Syntax Left(string, NumberOfCharacters) Left$(string, NumberOfCharacters) Key string A string or string expression. NumberOfCharacters The Number of characters to return
The Left() function can be used in VBA or in an SQL query.
Left() will return a Variant, Left$() will return a String.
You should use Left() if there is any chance of a Null value, since assigning Null to a String will raise an error.
Use the LeftB function with byte data contained in a string. Instead of specifying the number of characters to return, length specifies the number of bytes.
Dim strDemo as String
strDemo = Left("The world is everlasting", 9 )
Returns "The world"
“Begin at the beginning, the King said, very gravely, and go on till you come to the end: then stop” ~ Lewis Carroll
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