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## GP9 - Text Functions - LEFT, RIGHT, MID, LEN, FIND, and CONCATENATE

To be honest, Excel's text functions are kind of awkward and limited. Unlike full-blown programming languages like Python and Javascript, you don't have access to regular expressions or standard string functions such as split, join, and replace. Instead, you have to make due with complicated combinations of Excel's LEFT, RIGHT, MID, LEN, FIND, and CONCATENATE formulas to manipulate text.