Getting last 5 character of a string with MySQL query?

MySQLMySQLi Database

To get the first n characters of string with MySQL, use LEFT(). To get the last n char of string, the RIGHT() method is used in MySQL.

The syntax for RIGHT() method is as follows −

SELECT RIGHT(yourColumnName, valueOfN) as anyVariableName from yourTableName;

To understand the above concept, let us create a table. The query to create a table is as follows −

mysql> create table gettingLast5Characters
   −> (
   −> BookName varchar(100)
   −> );
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.73 sec)

Now you can insert records in the table using insert command. The query is as follows −

mysql> insert into gettingLast5Characters values('Introduction to C');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.19 sec)

mysql> insert into gettingLast5Characters values('C in Depth');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.18 sec)

mysql> insert into gettingLast5Characters values('Introduction to Java');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.18 sec)

mysql> insert into gettingLast5Characters values('Let us C');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.51 sec)

Display all records from the table using select statement. The query to display all records is as follows −

mysql> select *from gettingLast5Characters;

The following is the output −

+----------------------+
| BookName             |
+----------------------+
| Introduction to C    |
| C in Depth           |
| Introduction to Java |
| Let us C             |
+----------------------+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Here is the query that gets the last 5 character of string −

mysql> select RIGHT(BookName,5) as Last5Character from gettingLast5Characters;

The following is the output −

+----------------+
| Last5Character |
+----------------+
| to C           |
| Depth          |
| Java           |
| us C           |
+----------------+
4 rows in set (0.04 sec)

Look at the above sample output, space is counting also.

raja
Published on 16-Jan-2019 12:41:19
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