Excel RIGHT Function

Excel RIGHT Function

Extract text from the right of a string

Return value 
One or more characters.

=RIGHT (text, [num_chars])

  • text – The text from which to extract characters on the right.
  • num_chars – [optional] The number of characters to extract, starting on the right. Optional, default = 1.

Usage notes 
Use the RIGHT function when you want to extract characters starting at the right side of text.

num_chars is optional and defaults to 1.

RIGHT will extract digits from numbers as well. Keep in mind that number formatting is not part of a and will not be extracted or counted.


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