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MySQL CONCAT_WS() Function


Add several expressions together, and add a "-" separator between them:

SELECT CONCAT_WS("-", "SQL", "Tutorial", "is", "fun!") AS ConcatenatedString;
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Definition and Usage

The CONCAT_WS() function adds two or more expressions together with a separator.

Note: Also look at the CONCAT() function.


CONCAT_WS(separator, expression1, expression2, expression3,...)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
separator Required. The separator to add between each of the expressions. If separator is NULL, this function returns NULL
Required. The expressions to add together. An expression with a NULL value will be skipped

Technical Details

Works in: From MySQL 4.0

More Examples


Add three columns (and add a space between them) into one "Address" column:

SELECT CONCAT_WS(" ", Address, PostalCode, City) AS Address
FROM Customers;
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