From: Mia on 21 Mar 2010 09:01 Hi, If I have a string of numbers, for example 51900125 and I want to pick number three (in this example 9) in a specified cell, what shall i type. I have tried Left and right but then I got a string of figures. Do anuone know how to solve this? -- Best regards Mia From: Barb Reinhardt on 21 Mar 2010 09:18 You'd use MID. =MID("51900125",3,1) Is that what you're looking for? -- HTH, Barb Reinhardt "Mia" wrote: > Hi, > > If I have a string of numbers, for example 51900125 and I want to pick > number three (in this example 9) in a specified cell, what shall i type. > I have tried Left and right but then I got a string of figures. > Do anuone know how to solve this? > > > -- > Best regards > Mia From: helene and gabor on 21 Mar 2010 09:29 =mid(c7,3,1) enters the third character from the string in c7. best regards Gabor Sebo ------------------------------------------- "Mia" wrote in message news:30D2EC41-9E19-409E-8331-CBD276064173(a)microsoft.com...> Hi, > > If I have a string of numbers, for example 51900125 and I want to pick > number three (in this example 9) in a specified cell, what shall i type. > I have tried Left and right but then I got a string of figures. > Do anuone know how to solve this? > > > -- > Best regards > Mia > From: Rick Rothstein on 21 Mar 2010 09:56 As others have mentioned, you would use the MID function. This function can retrieve one or more characters from a text string. The function's first argument is the text you want to extract characters from, its second argument is the position number within the string that you want to start extracting characters from and its third argument is the total number of characters to extract. So, assuming cell A1 contained your 51900125 piece of text, you would use this formula to extract the single character at position 3 in the text... =MID(A1,3,1) If you had wanted to pull the four characters out of the text string starting at position 3 (that is, the numbers 9001), you would use this formula... =MID(A1,3,4) That should give you enough information to see how to use the function in the future. Interestingly enough, you could have done what you originally asked for using only the RIGHT and LEFT functions that you wrote that you had tried; consider this formula to retrieve the 3rd character (the 9 in the text 51900125)... =RIGHT(LEFT(A1,3)) Of course, you should always use the MID function to pull characters from within the middle of a text string and not the above combination formula (one function call is more efficient than two function calls)... I only showed it to you as an interesting side comment. -- Rick (MVP - Excel) "Mia" wrote in message news:30D2EC41-9E19-409E-8331-CBD276064173(a)microsoft.com...> Hi, > > If I have a string of numbers, for example 51900125 and I want to pick > number three (in this example 9) in a specified cell, what shall i type. > I have tried Left and right but then I got a string of figures. > Do anuone know how to solve this? > > > -- > Best regards > Mia From: Mia on 21 Mar 2010 12:34 Thank you! -- Best regards Mia "Mia" skrev: > Hi, > > If I have a string of numbers, for example 51900125 and I want to pick > number three (in this example 9) in a specified cell, what shall i type. > I have tried Left and right but then I got a string of figures. > Do anuone know how to solve this? > > > -- > Best regards > Mia  |  Next  |  Last Pages: 1 2 Prev: String of numbersNext: Extracting data from an excel spreadsheet