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VBScript Mid Function


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The Mid function returns a specified number of characters from a string.

Tip: Use the Len function to determine the number of characters in a string.

Syntax

Mid(string,start[,length])

Parameter Description
string Required. The string expression from which characters are returned
start Required. Specifies the starting position. If set to greater than the number of characters in string, it returns an empty string ("")
length Optional. The number of characters to return

Examples

Example 1

Return 1 character, starting at position 1:

<%

txt="This is a beautiful day!"
response.write(Mid(txt,1,1))

%>

The output of the code above will be:

T
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Example 2

Return 15 characters, starting at position 1:

<%

txt="This is a beautiful day!"
response.write(Mid(txt,1,15))

%>

The output of the code above will be:

This is a beaut
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Example 3

Return all characters, starting at position 1:

<%

txt="This is a beautiful day!"
response.write(Mid(txt,1))

%>

The output of the code above will be:

This is a beautiful day!
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Example 4

Return all characters, starting at position 12:

<%

txt="This is a beautiful day!"
response.write(Mid(txt,12))

%>

The output of the code above will be:

eautiful day!
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