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MS Access Mid() Function

❮ MS Access Functions

Example

Extract characters from a string, starting at position 3:

SELECT Mid("SQL Tutorial", 3) AS ExtractString;
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Definition and Usage

The Mid() function extracts some characters from a string (starting at any position).

Syntax

Mid(string, start, length)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
string Required. The string to extract from
start Required. The start position
length Optional. The number of characters to extract. If omitted, this function returns all characters from the start position

Technical Details

Works in: From Access 2000

More Examples

Example

Extract characters from the text in a column (start at position 4, and extract 6 characters):

SELECT Mid(CustomerName, 4, 6) AS ExtractString
FROM Customers;
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❮ MS Access Functions