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Extract first 3 letters/number from a 6 digit code through formula

Posted on 2012-03-27
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I do a DB dump from SQL to Excel and I have whole bunch of formulars set up to run off that data when I refresh it however one thing I have had to continually do manually is split a column (using Text to Columns) that contains a 6 digit code as I can only use the first 3 digits in my pivottable

Is there a formular which I can have set up that will automatically pull out the first 3 digits from this 6 digit code?

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You can try the Left function. For example, LEFT(A1,3)
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