MID() Formula Not Displaying Anything

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10 - Mercury
10 - Mercury

Hi there,

I am trying to extract a string from a field using the MID() Formula. It should be pretty straightforward, but the output is blank for every single record. I have tested this by using several differently formatted fields (i.e. Text, Single-Choice, Multi-Choice), and have not been able to output a result in any of my tests.

For example, I want to remove the emoji at the beginning of the string “ :hammer_and_wrench: Service” in the field {Department}. My formula is:


The result is always blank. Is this something I’m doing wrong, or an actual bug?

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It returns nothing because you have specified a 0 as the length of the value returned. Try this:


This will remove the first character from the string.

Hope this helps.