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The LTRIM$ function removes leading space characters from a STRING value.


result = LTRIM$(value$)


  • value$ is the STRING value to trim.
  • If value$ contains no leading space characters, value$ is returned unchanged.
  • Cannot alter fixed length STRING variables. Convert using a non-fixed variable.
  • Can be used with STR$ to trim a numerical value converted to a string value.


Trimming a fixed length string value for use by another string variable:

name$ = LTRIM$( ' trims spaces from front of fixed length TYPEvalue.

Trimming a positive string number:

number$ = LTRIM$(STR$(value))

Trimming text strings:

PRINT LTRIM$("some text") PRINT LTRIM$(" some text")

some text some text

See also

Keyword Reference - Alphabetical
Keyword Reference - By Usage
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