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How To Use Excel MID Function

How to use Excel MID function

SUMMARY INFO

All the basic information regarding Excel MID function is listed in the table below. (This data is regularly updated from Microsoft and several resources)

Function: MID
Function Category: Text
Description: Returns a specific number of characters from a text string starting at the position you specify
Return Value: The characters extracted.
Syntax: =MID (text, start_num, num_chars)
Applies to: Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000
Other languages: English: MID
French: STXT
German:  TEIL
Spanish: EXTRAE
Dutch: DEEL
Italian: STRINGA.ESTRAI
Russian: ПСТР
Danish: MIDT
Swedish: EXTEXT
Portuguese (Brazil): EXT.TEXTO
Polish: FRAGMENT.TEKSTU
Finnish: POIMI.TEKSTI
Norwegian: DELTEKST
Portuguese (Portugal): SEG.TEXTO
Czech: ČÁST
Hungarian: KÖZÉP
Turkish: PARÇAAL
All Other Languages: MID
Related Functions: RIGHT, LEFT

 

FUNCTION DETAILS

Syntax details with an example regarding the correct usage of function can be seen below.

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=MID (text, start_num, num_chars)

text The text to extract from.
start_num The location of the first character to extract.
num_chars  The number of characters to extract.

 

VIDEO EXAMPLES

Check the video below to see How to use Excel MID function with some examples:

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES

Finally, here we provide a list of useful links which we think can be useful while trying to learn the function usage with some examples and tips.

Microsoft Office support page – Excel MID function:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/MID-MIDB-functions-d5f9e25c-d7d6-472e-b568-4ecb12433028

 

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