Returns a result string containing a specified number of characters from the left side of a provided string.
- Returned Output: Text
- Library: PQL \ Common \ String
- Version: 2018.00.000
- Can be combined with and other PQL function throughout the application.
- It CANNOT be used with MDX or VBA functions. But it can be used on MDX-based content in other parts of the application.
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- The input text string can be any alphanumeric set of characters.
- The number of characters must be provided as an integer or a numeric expression.
Different Function types
- This function is like the Excel left function.
This example returns "app" from the input string "apple" by taking the left 3 characters
This example returns "2019" from the input string of the current date and time, which was formatted as "2019-04" - by taking the left 4 characters