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::::''Syntax:'' MID$(string_to_alter$, start%, length%) = string_to_add$
:::''Syntax:'' MID$(string_to_alter$, start%, length%) = string_to_add$

Revision as of 10:04, 18 September 2009

The MID$ statement specifies a position in a STRING to overwrite previous data.

Syntax: MID$(string_to_alter$, start%, length%) = string_to_add$

  • String value is any literal or variable STRING or ASCII character value.
  • Start specifies the string character to start and length reserves the space. Cannot be 0!
  • The string value to be placed in the string should be as long as the length reserved.
  • The length of the original string is NOT changed in any case! Excess characters will not be in the string retured.

Example: Using INSTR to locate the string positions and a MID$ statement to change the word.

a$ = "The cats and dogs where playing, even though dogs don't like cats."
start = 1 ' start cannot be 0 when used in the INSTR function!

position = INSTR(start, a$, "dog")
IF position THEN ' position is a value greater than 0
MID$(a$, position, 3) = "rat" ' changes "dog" to "rat" when found
start = position + 1 ' advance one position to search rest of string
LOOP UNTIL position = 0 ' no other matches found

Screen Results: The cats and rats were playing, even though rats don't like cats.

See also: MKI$, MKL$, MKS$, MKD$, STR$, HEX$, INSTR, Bitmaps, ASCII


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