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LeftSeparator ( text ; seperator ; occurrence )

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Returns the characters in text counting from the left to the specified occurrence of the separator.

Sample Input:
LeftSeparator ( "aaa:bbb:ccc" ; ":" ; 1 )
Sample Output:

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LeftSeparator ( text ; seperator ; occurrence )

text - any text expression or text field.
separator - any text expression or text field representing the set of characters you want to find.
occurrence - any numeric expression or field containing a number, representing which instance of the text string you want to find.

Data type returned

Returns the characters in text counting from the left to the specified occurrence of the separator.

LeftSeparator ( "aaa:bbb:ccc" ; ":" ; 1 ) returns aaa
LeftSeparator ( "aaa:bbb:ccc" ; ":" ; 2 ) returns aaa:bbb
LeftSeparator ( "aaa:bbb:ccc" ; ":" ; 3 ) returns ""

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