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How To Use MIDB() Function in Google Sheets


Returns a section of a string starting at a given character and up to a specified number of bytes.

Common questions about the MIDB formula are:

- What does MIDB stand for?
- What is the syntax of the MIDB formula?
- What is the required order of arguments for the MIDB formula?
- What happens when an argument is omitted from the MIDB formula?

The MIDB formula can be used appropriately to extract a given number of characters from the middle of a string. It requires two arguments - one for the text string and one for the range of characters to return.

The MIDB formula can be commonly mistyped as MID, which does not include the argument for defining the range of characters to be returned.

Some common ways the MIDB formula is used inappropriately include using it to extract characters from the beginning or end of a string, entering an invalid argument for the range of characters, or omitting the range of characters argument.

Common pitfalls when using the MIDB formula include incorrect syntax, omitting required arguments, calling the wrong text range, or not accounting for the correct character count when specifying the number of characters.

Common mistakes when using the MIDB Formula include not accounting for the correct character count when specifying the number of characters, not specifying the range of characters, omitting required arguments, and failing to double-check the results for accuracy.

Common misconceptions people might have with the MIDB Formula is that it can extract characters from the start or the end of the string, rather than from the middle of the string.

How To Actually Use MIDB() in Sheets


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