What are RIGHT, RIGHTB functions in Excel?
RIGHT, RIGHTB functions are TEXT functions in Microsoft Excel
While, RIGHTB returns the last character or characters in a text string, based on the number of bytes you specify.
- These functions may not be available in all languages.
- RIGHT is intended for use with languages that use the single-byte character set (SBCS), whereas RIGHTB is intended for use with languages that use the double-byte character set (DBCS). The default language setting on your computer affects the return value in the following way:
- RIGHT always counts each character, whether single-byte or double-byte, as 1, no matter what the default language setting is.
- RIGHTB counts each double-byte character as 2 when you have enabled the editing of a language that supports DBCS and then set it as the default language. Otherwise, RIGHTB counts each character as 1.
The languages that support DBCS include Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), and Korean.
Syntax of RIGHT, RIGHTB functions
The RIGHT and RIGHTB functions have the following arguments:
- Text Required. The text string containing the characters you want to extract.
- Num_chars Optional. Specifies the number of characters you want RIGHT to extract.
- Num_bytes Optional. Specifies the number of characters you want RIGHTB to extract, based on bytes.
RIGHT, RIGHTB formulas explanation
- Num_chars must be greater than or equal to zero.
- If num_chars is greater than the length of text, RIGHT returns all of text.
- If num_chars is omitted, it is assumed to be 1.
Example of RIGHT, RIGHTB functions
Steps to follow:
1. Open a new Excel worksheet.
2. Copy data in the following table below and paste it in cell A1
Note: For formulas to show results, select them, press F2 key on your keyboard and then press Enter.
You can adjust the column widths to see all the data, if need be.
|=RIGHT(A2,5)||Last 5 characters of the first string (Price)||Price|
|=RIGHT(A3)||Last character of the second string (r)||r|