Trims specified characters from the start of a text string. Each character in the modifier is evaluated, regardless of order, and repeated characters are removed.

This example shows how to trim start characters from a string:

Original token: 719-386-7000

Modifier: Trim 719-

Result: 386-7000

This example shows how to trim repeated characters from the beginning of a string:

Original token: 000051234

Modifier: Trim 05

Result: 1234

This example shows how to trim characters from the beginning of a string, regardless of order:

Original token: abcergzxy

Modifier: Trim cba

Result: ergzxy


TrimStart(inputText, trimText)

Enabled For

For a description of the business object categories, see Notes on "Enabled For".

Business Object Category Yes/No
Business Rules: Before-Save Rules Yes
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (After Save, with or without Also Recalculate on Load) Yes1
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (Before Save or Always, without Also Recalculate On Load) Yes
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (Before Save or Always, with Recalculate On Load) Yes1
Business Rules: Editing Rules Yes
Business Rules: Initialization Rules Yes
Business Rules: Read Only Rules Yes
Business Rules: Required Rules Yes
Business Rules: Validation Rules Yes
Client Expressions Yes
Object Permissions No
Services No
Mobile No
Quick Actions (except UI Quick Actions) Yes
UI Quick Actions Yes
Reports Yes
Search/Dashboard without field references No
Search/Dashboard with field references No
1. Not fully supported in calculation rules that have a condition of After Save or the Also Recalculate on Load option selected. It may fail if the rule's field is used in a grid, form, or saved search.


Parameter Description
inputText Input string to perform Trim Start


Text that needs to trim from input string

Return Value

Returns a string that doesn't contain trimText (Text will trim from start).



Returns this value: ergzxy