The MID function returns a specific number of characters from a text string, starting at the position you specify, based on the number of characters you specify.

MID takes 3 required arguments and no optional arguments:

Syntax: MID(text, start_num, num_chars)

#1)
Using the MID function:
#2)
The arguments for the MID function are:
Argument Required? Description
text Required The text string containing the characters you want to extract.
start_num Required The position of the first character you want to extract in text. The first character in text has start_num 1, and so on.
num_chars Required Specifies the number of characters you want MID to return from text.
#3)
A few more things:
If start_num is greater than the length of text, MID returns "" (empty text).
If start_num is less than the length of text, but start_num plus num_chars exceeds the length of text, MID returns the characters up to the end of text.
If start_num is less than 1, MID returns the #VALUE! error value.
If num_chars is negative, MID returns the #VALUE! error value.

Summary

The MID function returns a specific number of characters from a text string, starting at the position you specify, based on the number of characters you specify.
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