The RIGHT function is a built-in function in Excel that is categorized as a String/Text Function. It can be used as a worksheet function (WS) and a VBA function (VBA) in Excel. As a worksheet function, the RIGHT function can be entered as part of a formula in a cell of a worksheet. As a VBA function, you can use this function in macro code that is entered through the Microsoft Visual Basic Editor.

**Syntax**: =RIGHT(text, num_chars)

The RIGHT function syntax has the following arguments:

text |
– | The original text string. |

[num_chars] |
– |
An optional argument that specifies the number of characters to be returned from the end of the supplied text. If omitted, the [num_chars] argument takes on the default value of 1. |

**Example**: Let’s look at some Excel RIGHT function examples and explore how to use the RIGHT function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

**Syntax**: =RIGHT(A2,B2)

**Result**:

Based on the Excel spreadsheet above, the following RIGHT examples would return:

**Syntax**: =RIGHT(A3,B3)**Result**:c com

**Syntax**: =RIGHT(A4,B4)**Result**: RIGHT function

**Syntax**: =RIGHT(A5,B5)**Result**: earn

**Syntax**: =RIGHT(A6,B6)**Result**: 125418745 6/14/1991

**Syntax**: =RIGHT(A7,B7)**Result**: in excel

**Note**:

- Use the RIGHT function when you want to extract characters starting at the right side of
**text**. **num_chars**is optional and defaults to 1.- RIGHT will extract digits from numbers as well.
- Number formatting is not part of a and will not be extracted or counted.