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LEFTB

This function returns the specified leftmost characters from a text value on the basis of the number of bytes in the specified value.

Syntax

LEFTB(mytext, num_bytes)

Arguments

This function has the following arguments:

Argument

Description

mytext

Refers to the text string that contains the characters you want to extract.

num_bytes

[Optional] Refers to the number of bytes to extract. If this value is not given, it uses one. If this value is not an integer, the number is truncated.

Remarks

The mytext argument can be a string, a formula that returns a string, or a reference to a cell containing a string.


The num_bytes argument has the following rules:

  • It must be greater than or equal to zero.

  • If it is greater than the length of text, this function returns all the text.

Data Types

Accepts string data for the first argument and numeric data the second argument. Returns string data.

Examples

LEFTB("rheabuto",4) gives the result rhea.

LEFTB("rheabuto") gives th result r.