Left

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Left(string, length)

Description

Left returns a string containing a specified number of characters from the left end of a string. The required parameter, string, is any valid string expression. The required parameter, length, is any valid numeric expression. If length is 0, an empty string ("") is returned. If length is greater than the size of string, the entire string is returned.

Example (Basic)

Rem Left Example
'Left returns substring from string left end
Dim Wendy, Eric
Wendy = "Testaburger"
Eric = "Cartman"
Print "The Left 4 of " & Wendy & ": " _
  & Left(Wendy, 4)
Print "The Left 4 of " & Eric & ": " _
  & Left(Eric, 4)

Example (JavaScript)

// Left Example
/* Substring is used to return characters from string left end */

var Wendy, Eric;
Wendy = "Testaburger";
Eric = "Cartman";
NSB.Print("The Left 4 of " + Wendy + ": " + Wendy.substring(0,4));
NSB.Print("The Left 4 of " + Eric + ": " + Eric.substring(0,4));

Output

The Left 4 of Testaburger: Test
The Left 4 of Cartman: Cart

Related Items

Len, Mid, Right