Delete data at the end of a string of text

BCL

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Here is an example of what I am tryingt to do to my text. What I want is to drop everything that is in "()" including the brackets. I've searched the help file in Excel and the only topic that comes close is

=LEFT(ProductDescription,LEN(ProductDescription)-11) ("ProductDescription is a named cell in my spreadsheet - it equals what is found below).

Pers Dwr Doors w/ 1 Adj Shelf (Base ODB)

change to:

Pers Dwr Doors w/ 1 Adj Shelf

The problem is, my data can be longer or shorter than what I have shown. So, what really needs to happen is I need to look for the brackets and delete what is in them as well as brackets themselves. Any ideas? Thanks.
 

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BCL

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Wow, you make it look so easy. That worked. Thanks a million.
 

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