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How would I extract the 7 and 8th characters from a 13 charater string?

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I have a table and I need to build a query in the query designer to extract the 7th and 8th character from a 13 character string.

I know how to extract left and right but not this.

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by:PBLack
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It is guaranteed that the string will always be 13 characters long.
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
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place this in one of the query column

mid([nameofField],7,2)

that should give you the 7th and 8th character
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by:PBLack
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PT1: Mid([RF_TRTID],8,2) figured it out
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by:PBLack
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I got it after some trial and error and it was 8th and 9th. You get the points!

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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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that is not correct, that will give you the 8th and 9th character
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by:PBLack
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@ capricorn1  Yeah I made a mistake in the question. It was the 8th and 9th that I was after. Sorry about that
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