Remove last two characters from string

DougStroud

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In this range I have a series of string values that I want to remove the last two characters if they are the two Greater Than Signs ">>"

My formula only returns the length count.
Accessories>>Youth>>
Accessories>>Accessories>>
Accessories>>Accessories>>Wristbands

=IF(RIGHT(D4,2)=">>",LEN(D4)-2,D4)
=IF(RIGHT(D5,2)=">>",LEN(D5)-2,D5)
=IF(RIGHT(D6,2)=">>",LEN(D6)-2,D6)

I get the following results, for D4 and D5 I want the text string.
18
24
Accessories>>Accessories>>Wristbands

I recoginize I need to get out of the LEN function to return the text, but don't see how to get there.

thanks once again,
 

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Lewiy

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Code:
=IF(RIGHT(D4,2)=">>",LEFT(D4,LEN(D4)-2),D4)
 
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