SQL MID() Function
The MID() Function
The MID() function is used to extract characters from a text field.
SQL MID() Syntax
SELECT MID(column_name,start[,length]) FROM table_name
|| Required. The field to extract characters from.
|| Required. Specifies the starting position (starts at 1).
|| Optional. The number of characters to return. If
omitted, the MID() function returns the rest of the text.
SQL MID() Example
We have the following "Persons" table:
Now we want to extract the first four characters of the "City"
the following SELECT
SELECT MID(City,1,4) as SmallCity FROM Persons
The result-set will look like this:
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