Extracting Characters

// Extracting Characters

Extracting character

Extract all but the last 2 characters

By Neale Blackwood

You can do this using two text functions. The following function will work on any length text string. It is extracting the text from cell A1.

=LEFT(A1,LEN(A1)-2)

The LEFT function extracts a number of characters from the left of a string of characters. Because the number of characters could be variable, we use the LEN function to tell us how many characters in cell A1, and then simply deduct 2 to tell the LEFT function how many characters from the left to extract. The 2 could be replaced by a cell reference to all allow you vary the number of characters to omit.

2017-03-08T03:54:02+00:00Functions|