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SQL Server TRIM() Function

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Remove leading and trailing spaces from a string:

SELECT TRIM('     SQL Tutorial!     ') AS TrimmedString;
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Definition and Usage

The TRIM() function removes the space character OR other specified characters from the start or end of a string.

By default, the TRIM() function removes leading and trailing spaces from a string.

Note: Also look at the LTRIM() and RTRIM() functions.


TRIM([characters FROM ]string)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
characters FROM Optional. Specific characters to remove
string Required. The string to remove spaces or characters from

Technical Details

Works in: SQL Server (starting with 2017), Azure SQL Database,

More Examples


Remove characters and spaces from a string:

SELECT TRIM('#! ' FROM '    #SQL Tutorial!    ') AS TrimmedString;
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❮ SQL Server Functions