MID Function returns a specific number of characters from a text string at the specified starting position and specified number of characters.
In other words, MID Function is used to extract text from inside a text string, based on location and length.
The MID Function is an inbuilt function in Excel. It is categorized as a String/Text Function.
You can use this function as both, a worksheet function and VBA Function. You can enter MID function as part of a formula in a cell of a worksheet.
As a VBA function, it is used in macro code that is entered through the Microsoft Visual Basic Editor.
Syntax for MID Function
=MID(text, start_num, num_chars)
Text: The text string containing the characters you want to extract or the cell reference.
Start_num: The position of the first character you want to extract in the text string. The first character in the text string has start_num 1, and so on.
Num_chars: Specifies the number of characters you want MID to extract from the text string.
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Start_num should not be greater than the length of the text string, otherwise, MID Function will return an empty cell.
If start_num is < 1, the MID returns the #VALUE! error value.
If num_chars is a negative value, the MID returns the #VALUE! error value.
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