RIGHT Function

Returns the rightmost characters from a text string
Sample Usage
RIGHT("Hello World", 3)
  • text
  • [
  • text
    The text containing the characters to return
  • num_chars
    Starting from the rightmost character, the number of characters to return. If a number isn’t provided, only the first character from the right will be returned
Usage Notes
  • With right-to-left languages (such as Arabic), RIGHT will return the leftmost characters instead.

This example references the following sheet information:

  Clothing Item Sold Date Status Order Date
1 T-Shirt 02/12/19 1:55 PM Green 02/12/19
2 Pants 02/15/19 10:23 AM Red 02/15/19
3 Jacket 02/20/19 2:45 PM Yellow 02/20/19

Given the table above, here are some examples of using RIGHT in a sheet:

Formula Description Result
=RIGHT([Clothing Item]1, 5) Returns the five rightmost characters in row 1 of the Clothing Item column  Shirt
=COUNTIF([Sold Date]:[Sold Date], RIGHT(@cell, 2) = "PM") Counts the number of values in the Sold Date column that return the two rightmost characters at the cell level equal to PM. Rows 1 and 3 apply. 2
=IF(Status2 = "Red", RIGHT([Order Date]2, 8)) Returns the eight rightmost  characters from row 2 of the Order Date column if row 2 of the Status column equals Red 02/15/19

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