MS Excel: MID Function (WS, VBA)
The Microsoft Excel MID function extracts a substring from a string (starting at any position).
MID Function (Syntax)
The syntax for the Microsoft Excel MID function is:
MID( text, start_position, number_of_characters )
text is the string that you wish to extract from.
start_position indicates the position in the string that you will begin extracting from. The first position in the string is 1.
number_of_characters indicates the number of characters that you wish to extract.
The MID function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:
- Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000
Type of Excel Function
The MID function can be used in Microsoft Excel as:
- Worksheet function (WS)
- VBA function (VBA)
MID Examples (as Worksheet Function)
Let's look at some Excel MID function examples and explore how you would use the MID function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:
Based on the Excel spreadsheet above, the following MID function examples would return:
|=MID(A1, 5, 4)||would return "abet"|
|=MID(A2, 7, 3)||would return "The"|
|=MID("Excel", 1, 2)||would return "Ex"|
|=MID("Techonthenet.com", 5, 6)||would return "onthen"|
MID Examples (as VBA Function)
The MID function can also be used in VBA code in Microsoft Excel.
Let's look at some Excel MID function examples and explore how you would use the MID function in Excel VBA code:
Dim LResult As String LResult = Mid("Alphabet", 5, 2)
The variable LResult would now contain the value of "ab".