MySQL TRIM() function

MySQL TRIM() function returns a string after removing all prefixes or suffixes from the given string.

Syntax

TRIM([{BOTH | LEADING | TRAILING} [remstr] FROM ] str)

Arguments

Name Description
BOTH Indicates that prefixes from both left and right are to be removed.
LEADING Indicates that only leading prefixes are to be removed.
TRAILING Indicates that only trailing prefixes are to be removed.
remstr The string to be removed.
FROM Keyword
str The actual string from where remstr is to be removed.

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Example : MySQL TRIM() function

The following MySQL statement returns the string after removing the leading and trailing spaces from the given string ‘ trim ‘.

  1. SELECT¬†TRIM(‘¬†trim¬†‘);

Output

mysql> SELECT TRIM(' trim '); 
+----------------+
| TRIM(' trim ') |
+----------------+
| trim           | 
+----------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

Example of MySQL TRIM() function to remove leading string

The following MySQL statement returns the string after removing the leading string ‘leading’ from the given string ‘leadingtext’.

  1. SELECT¬†TRIM(LEADING¬†‘leading’¬†FROM¬†‘leadingtext’¬†);

Output

mysql> SELECT TRIM(LEADING 'leading' FROM 'leadingtext' ); 
+---------------------------------------------+
| TRIM(LEADING 'leading' FROM 'leadingtext' ) |
+---------------------------------------------+
| text                                        | 
+---------------------------------------------+
1 row in set (0.02 sec)

Example MySQL TRIM() function to remove trailing string

The following MySQL statement returns the string after removing the trailing string ‘trailing’ from the given string ‘texttrailing’.

  1. SELECT¬†TRIM(TRAILING¬†‘trailing’¬†FROM¬†‘texttrailing’¬†);

Output

 mysql> SELECT TRIM(TRAILING 'trailing' FROM 'texttrailing' );
+------------------------------------------------+
| TRIM(TRAILING 'trailing' FROM 'texttrailing' ) |
+------------------------------------------------+
| text                                           | 
+------------------------------------------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

Example MySQL TRIM() function removing from both side

The following MySQL statement returns the string after removing the leading and trailing string ‘leadtrail’ from the given string ‘leadtrailtextleadtrail’.

  1. SELECT¬†TRIM(BOTH¬†‘leadtrail’¬†FROM¬†‘leadtrailtextleadtrail’);

Output

mysql> SELECT TRIM(BOTH 'leadtrail' FROM 'leadtrailtextleadtrail');
+------------------------------------------------------+
| TRIM(BOTH 'leadtrail' FROM 'leadtrailtextleadtrail') |
+------------------------------------------------------+
| text                                                 | 
+------------------------------------------------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

 

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