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Excel RIGHT Function

Excel RIGHT function

The Excel RIGHT function extracts a given number of characters from the right side of a supplied text string. For example, RIGHT("apple",3) returns "ple".

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.
  • Number formatting is not part of a and will not be extracted or counted.