MID

Returns a segment of a string.

Sample Usage

MID("get this",5,4)

MID(A2,3,5)

Syntax

MID(string, starting_at, extract_length)

  • string - The string to extract a segment from.

  • starting_at - The index from the left of string from which to begin extracting. The first character in string has the index 1.

  • extract_length - The length of the segment to extract.

    • If the end of string is reached before extract_length characters are encountered, MID returns the characters from starting_at to the end of string.

Notes

  • To return the contents from starting_at to the end of string, use LEN to calculate the length of the string that will be returned rather than simply specifying a large number for extract_length.

  • To return the contents of string beginning with a particular character or sub-string, use SEARCH to locate the index of the desired point.

See Also

SUBSTITUTE: Replaces existing text with new text in a string.

SPLIT: Divides text around a specified character or string, and puts each fragment into a separate cell in the row.

SEARCH: Returns the position at which a string is first found within text, ignoring case.

RIGHT: Returns a substring from the end of a specified string.

LEFT: Returns a substring from the beginning of a specified string.

LEN: Returns the length of a string.

Examples

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