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MySQL RIGHT() Function

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Example

Extract 4 characters from a string (starting from right):

SELECT RIGHT("SQL Tutorial is cool", 4) AS ExtractString;
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Definition and Usage

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

Tip: Also look at the LEFT() function.

Syntax

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 this parameter is larger than the number of characters in string, this function will return string

Technical Details

Works in: From MySQL 4.0

More Examples

Example

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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❮ MySQL Functions