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SQL Server RIGHT() Function


Extract 3 characters from a string (starting from right):

SELECT RIGHT('SQL Tutorial', 3) AS ExtractString;
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Definition and Usage

The RIGHT() function extracts a number of characters from a string (starting from right).


RIGHT(string, number_of_chars)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
string Required. The string to extract from
number_of_chars Required. The number of characters to extract. If number_of_chars > string, it returns string

Technical Details

Works in: SQL Server (starting with 2008), Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Parallel Data Warehouse

More Examples


Extract 5 characters from the text in the "CustomerName" column (starting from right):

SELECT RIGHT(CustomerName, 5) AS ExtractString
FROM Customers;
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Extract 100 characters from a string (starting from right):

SELECT RIGHT('SQL Tutorial', 100) AS ExtractString;
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