Returns a substring that begins at the start of a given string.
string (required) The string from which a left substring will be returned.
number (required) The desired length of the returned substring. A negative number removes the number of characters from the end of the string.
Left("Dec. 12, 1950", 3)
- Returns “Dec”
Left("St. Louis", 20)
- Returns “St. Louis”
- If number is greater than the length of string, the result is the original string.
Left("San Francisco", -5)
- Returns “San Fran” because it is the result of removing 5 letters from the end.