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by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 28, 2018)
If you have used BASIC before, you will be right at home with the string functions provided by VBA. The following table details the most common string functions and what they return.
|Left(Source, Count)||Returns the left Count characters of Source.|
|Mid(Source, Start [, Count])||Returns the portion of Source beginning with the Start character. If Count is supplied, then the result is limited to that many characters.|
|Right(Source, Count)||Returns the right Count characters of Source.|
When working with these string functions, remember that the Source variable must be declared as a string in order for the functions to work properly.
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