Returns a string of characters from the middle of a text string, given a starting position and length.


MID(<text>, <start_num>, <num_chars>)  


Term Definition
text The text string from which you want to extract the characters, or a column that contains text.
start_num The position of the first character you want to extract. Positions start at 1.
num_chars The number of characters to return.

Property Value/Return value

A string of text of the specified length.


Whereas Microsoft Excel has different functions for working with single-byte and double-byte characters languages, DAX uses Unicode and stores all characters with the same length.


The following examples return the same results, the first 5 letters of the column, [ResellerName]. The first example uses the fully qualified name of the column and specifies the starting point; the second example omits the table name and the parameter, num_chars.


The results are the same if you use the following formula:


See also

Text functions (DAX)