LEFT$

Function

LEFT$ returns the first n characters from a designated string. Either string or n may be expressions.

Syntax

LEFT$("STRING”,N)

where string is a string expression N is the number of left most characters.

Examples

10 A$ ="ABCDEFG"
20 B$ = LEFT$(A$,3)
30 PRINT B$

prints ABC.

Remarks

LEFT$(A$,0) returns a Null String i.e. ""

LEFT$(A$,50) returns ABCDEFG

N cannot be negative or a "MAG" error will result.