Left Function


Returns the left-most characters of a string.


sSubstring = Left (xString, iNumChars)
Variable Description
sSubstring The specified substring. STRING.
sString The string from which to return characters. STRING.
iNumChars The number of characters to return, starting with the left-most. INTEGER.


Left returns the left-most iNumChars characters in sString. If iNumChars is 0, Left returns an empty string (""). If iNumChars is greater than the length of sString, Left returns sString. If iNumChars is negative, an exception is raised.


STRING s = "XYZ Software"
Print (Left (s, 3)) // prints: XYZ
Print (Left (s, 20)) // prints: XYZ Software