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MySQL CONCAT_WS() Function

❮ MySQL Functions

Example

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.

Syntax

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
expression1,
expression2,
expression3,
etc.
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

Example

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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