VBScript Left Function

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Left :

The Left Function returns a specified number of characters from the left side of the given input string.

Syntax :

Left(String, Length)
  • String, a Required Parameter. Input String from which the specified number of characters to be returned from left side.

  • Length, a Required Parameter. An Integer, which specifies the number of characters to be returned.

Example :

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>
<script language="vbscript" type="text/vbscript">

var="Microsoft VBScript"
document.write("Line 1 : " & Left(var,2) & "<br />")
var="MS VBSCRIPT"
document.write("Line 2 : " & Left(var,5) & "<br />")
var="microsoft"
document.write("Line 3 : " & Left(var,9) & "<br />")

</script>
</body>
</html>

When you save it as .html and execute it in Internet Explorer, then the above script will produce the following result:

Line 1 : Mi
Line 2 : MS VB
Line 3 : microsoft


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