Overall, the MID worksheet function in Excel returns the characters from the middle of a text string, given a starting position and length.
MID worksheet function
Here is the syntax of the MID function.
=MID(Text, Start_num, Num_chars)
Below are the arguments of the MID function.
|Text||A text string from which you want to extract characters.|
|Start_num||A number representing the position of the first character to extract. The first character of Text is 1.|
|Num_chars||A number specifying how many characters to return from Text.|
If you want to get all the characters after a certain position, then you can use a function like:
=MID(A2, 5, 3000)
Basically, you put a super huge number for the Num_chars argument. As a result, this ensures that all characters in Text are shown.
So, the above example shows you how you can extract each character from a string. All in all, it uses the number from the top row as the Start_num. Below is the function we use in the above screenshot.