The TRUNC function in Microsoft Excel is a useful tool for reducing numbers to a specified number of decimal places. It can also be used to truncate strings with Kutools for Excel. This function takes a number, reduces it to the requested number of decimal places, and returns the result. Truncation is a great way to simplify datasets without losing data or rounding to the nearest integer.
To use the TRUNC function, select a blank cell next to the number you want to truncate and enter this formula: %3DTRUNC (A1, 6). A1 is the number you want to use, and 6 indicates truncating the number into six decimal places. If you want to truncate strings with Kutools for Excel, select a blank cell next to the string you want to truncate and enter this formula: %3DLEFT (A1, 6). A1 is the string you use, and 6 indicates truncating the string into six characters.
If you want to truncate characters in an entire column, you must ensure that all the text strings are in one column. Then use Kutools for Excel's Delete By Position utility to quickly remove characters that you don't need. When a negative number is used as the second argument, Excel will truncate the numbers before the decimal point. The TRUNC function is a great way to perform financial forecasts, reports and track operational metrics, analyze financial data, create financial models, and more.
It can be used to truncate a number with a certain accuracy. Note that if you do this for an entire column, you will also need to prepare an entire column to display the truncated text.