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MID (Text,Start_Char,Num_Char)


  • is a text string containing the characters to be extracted,
  • is the starting position of the first character to be extracted, and
  • represents the number of characters to be displayed.
    • MID(), returns a specific number of characters from a text string starting at the position you specify.


MID (Text,Start_Char,Num_Char) e.g. MID("String",1,3) displays Str as a result.

  • MID counts 1 byte per characters. MID works with the languages that use 'Single Byte Character Set' (SBCS).
  • If argument is directly entered in the command, it should be enclosed in double quotes (e.g. "Name").
  • should be >= 1, else Calci displays #N/A error message.
  • If > 'length of text', Calci displays empty text ("").
  • If + > 'length of text', Calci displays the characters up to the end of text.
  • If is negative, Calci displays #N/A error message.


Apple Orange
=MID(A1,1,3) : Displays 3 character string in cell A1 starting from 5th position. 
Displays Wel as the output. =MID(A2,7,14) : Displays 14 characters in cell A2 starting from 7th position.
Displays Orange as the output. =MID(A3,1,1) : Displays character string in cell A3 starting from 1st position.
Displays * as the output. =MID("good" & "morning",1,8) : Joins the two strings and returns 8 characters starting from 1st position.
Displays goodmorn as the output.

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