Are you wondering if there is a way to force a LEFT function to recognize a number?
Let see how we use Left function in Excel?
The LEFT function treats numbers (digits) as Text, evenwhen contained in a true Number entry. Therefore, when using digits as operators within these functions, the output must be treated as Text.
We will use the LEFT & VALUE functions to make a formula that will convert text into numbers.
num_chars:It specifies the number of characters from the left which you want to extract.
Let us take an example to see that how we can use Left formula in Excel:
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