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How to select only certain characters

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I'm trying to select specific groups of numbers from the ID's below.  As you can see there are two version of this ID.  The first section only has one characters, second section has 2 characters and last section has 2 characters for company1 and 3 for company2.  I need to split them all up into there own formula so I can move them around on a label without the dashes.  I know how to get the first number by using this.   Left ({HDRXXXXDEF.BIN_ID},1)  I'm not sure how to get the second and third groups.  

company 1 version:
A-00-01
company 2 version:
A-00-02a
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That is probably the easiest way

You can also use MID

Mid({HDRXXXXDEF.BIN_ID},3,2)

Mid({HDRXXXXDEF.BIN_ID},6)

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Thanks that works perfect

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For the 3rd group I actually need to pull out the 3rd character.  Example below

A-00-01a

A
00
01
a

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never mind I figured it out

Mid({HDRXXXXDEF.BIN_ID},8)

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