VBScript Left Function


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


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.


<!DOCTYPE html>
      <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 />")

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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