How to use LEFT Function in Excel
When to Use Left Function ?
When you want to Extract Specific Number of Character from Cell or String from the First Character of Left Side.
How to Use Left Function ?
First of all you have to refer main text and number of character which you want to extract from the text string.
Syntax : Left (Text,Num_Chars)
Text :A Text or String from where you want to extract characters.
Num_Char: Specific number of Character which you want to Extract.
For Example :” Mahipal Dodia” is one Text and now i want to extract First Four Character from Text.
So Syntax is : =Left(B2,4)
Output Will be : Mahi
For reference please refer below given Image.
Some Important Points about Left Function:
- Num_char can be Zero or Grater Than. it should not be blank.
- If you Skip to mention num_char then it will count as 1.
- Even you can Extract number also same way.