MID Function (VisioShapeSheet)

Returns a specific number of characters from a text string, starting at the position you specify, based on the number of characters you specify.

Syntax

MID (** text **, ** start_num **, ** num_chars ** )

Parameters

Name Required/Optional Data Type Description
text
Required
String
The text string that contains the characters you want to extract.
start_num
Required
Number
The position of the first character you want to extract. The first character in the text string is position 1.
num_chars
Required
Number
The number of characters to return.

Return value

String

Remarks

If start_num is:

  • Greater than the length of text , MID returns "" (empty text).

  • 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 .

  • Less than 1, MID returns the #VALUE! error value.

If num_chars is negative, MID returns the #VALUE! error value.

Example

MID ("SSN 999-99-9999",5,11)

Returns 999-99-9999.