This function returns the specified leftmost characters from a text value, and based on the number of characters you specify
- Library: PQL \ Spreadsheet \ Text
- Compatibility: Any content (regardless of data source) in the Tabulate spreadsheet module
- Solve: This function can be used with the Solve plug-in: both as part of the objective function and constraint functions
Text string that contains the characters you want to extract
Number of characters to extract; if omitted, uses one; if not an integer, the number is truncated
This function is the same as the Microsoft Excel 'LEFT' function - using the same inputs, logic and outputs.