Function reference
Obtains a specified number of characters from the beginning of a string.

Left ( string, n ) | Argument | Description | | string | The string containing the characters you want | | n | A long specifying the number of characters you want |
Returns

Data type: String
Returns the leftmost n characters in string if it succeeds and the empty string (“”) if an error occurs.
If n is greater than or equal to the length of the string, Left returns the entire string. It does not add spaces to make the return value’s length equal to n.

Example 1
This expression returns BABE:
Left(‘BABE RUTH’, 4)

Example 2
This expression returns BABE RUTH:
Left(‘BABE RUTH’, 40)

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