RIGHTB (Text,Number_chars)


  • Text is a text string containing characters to extract,
  • Number_chars represents the number of characters to be extracted.
    • RIGHTB(), returns the rightmost characters from a text value.RIGHTB is intended for use with languages that use the double-byte character set (DBCS).


RIGHTB (Text,Number_chars) e.g. RIGHTB("String123",3) displays 123 as a result.

  • RIGHTB counts 2 bytes per character when system is set to language supporting DBCS, else counts 1 byte per character.
  • RIGHTB works with the languages that use 'Double Byte Character Set' (DBCS).
  • Text can be any string containing characters, numbers, symbols, blank spaces etc.
  • If argument Text is directly entered in the command, it should be enclosed in double quotes (e.g. "Name").
  • Argument Number_chars indicates the number of byte characters to be displayed from a text string. Number_chars should be >0.
  • If Number_chars > 'length of text', Calci displays the entire text.
  • If Number_chars is omitted, Calci assumes it to be 1.


Consider the following examples as input to RIGHTB() function.

=RIGHTB(A1,4) : Displays last 4 characters in a string from cell A1. Displays #!#> as the output. 
=RIGHTB(A2,6) : Displays last 6 characters in a string from cell A2. Displays  SMITH as the output. 
Space Character is also counted. =RIGHTB(A3) : Displays last character in a string from cell A3. Displays 3 as the output. =RIGHTB("Good Morning",20) :Displays the full text string Good Morning as the output.

Need to give examples with characters/language supporting DBCS

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