MIDB function

The MIDB function returns a section of a string starting at a given character and up to a specified number of bytes.

Parts of a MIDB function

MIDB(string, starting_at, extract_length_bytes)

Part Description
string The string from which to extract a section.
starting_at The position in the input `string` to start extracting from.
extract_length_bytes The number of bytes the extracted string should have.


  • MIDB returns the same value as MID if the input string has only single byte characters
  • Starting_at must be greater than or equal to 1.
  • Extract_length_bytes must be greater than or equal to 0.


  A B C
1 Input Formula Output
2 Aeñds =MIDB(A2, 2, 2)
3 Aeñds =MID(A3, 2, 2)
4 熊本=熊本 =MIDB(A4,2,4) 本=熊
5 熊本=熊本 =MID(A5,2,4) 本=熊本

Related functions

  • LENB: The LENB function returns the length of a string in bytes.
  • LEFTB: The LEFTB function returns the left portion of a string up to a certain number of bytes.
  • RIGHTB: The RIGHTB function returns the right portion of a string up to a certain number of bytes.
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