The Excel function: RIGHT, RIGHTB
RIGHT returns the last character or characters in a text string, based on the number of characters you specify.
RIGHTB returns the last character or characters in a text string, based on the number of bytes you specify.
Important RIGHT is intended for use with languages that use the single-byte character set (SBCS), whereas RIGHTB is intended for use with languages that use the double-byte character set (DBCS). The default language setting on your computer affects the return value in the following way:
- RIGHT always counts each character, whether single-byte or double-byte, as 1, no matter what the default language setting is.
- RIGHTB counts each double-byte character as 2 when you have enabled the editing of a language that supports DBCS and then set it as the default language. Otherwise, RIGHTB counts each character as 1.
The languages that support DBCS include Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), and Korean.