EntityFunctions.Left Method (String, Nullable<Int64>)

.NET Framework (current version)

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Invokes the canonical Left function. For information about the canonical Left function, see String Canonical Functions.

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


Type: System.String

A valid string expression.

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
Available since 4.0
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