In Microsoft Excel, LEFT function is used to extract the leftmost characters from a string. In addition, the number of characters returned from the left side is based on the number of characters we specify. It is generally used to separate text, like initial, first name, zip code, area code etc.
Syntax: =LEFT (text, [num_chars])
The LEFT function syntax has the following arguments:
|text||–||The original text string.|
If omitted, the [num_chars] argument takes on the default value of 1.
Example: Let’s look at some Excel LEFT function examples and explore how to use the LEFT function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel: