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EntityFunctions.Left Method

Invokes the canonical Left function. For information about the canonical Left function, see String Canonical Functions (Entity SQL).

Namespace:  System.Data.Objects
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)

[EdmFunctionAttribute("Edm", "Left")]
public static string Left(
	string stringArgument,
	Nullable<long> length
)

Parameters

stringArgument
Type: System.String
A valid string expression.
length
Type: System.Nullable<Int64>
The number of characters to return.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The leftmost length number of characters of stringArgument.

You cannot call this function directly. This function can only appear within a LINQ to Entities query.

This function is translated to a corresponding function in the database.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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