SQL MID()

SQL MID()  is used to extract characters from a text field.

Syntaxt

SELECT MID(column_name,start,length) FROM table_name

Table – Users

+—–+——-+
| uid | name  |
+—–+——-+
|   1 | name1 |
|   2 | name2 |
|   3 | name3 |
|   4 | name4 |
+—–+——-+

Example

mysql> SELECT MID(name,1,3) as name  FROM users;
+——+
| name |
+——+
| nam  |
| nam  |
| nam  |
| nam  |
+——+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> SELECT MID(name,2,4) as name  FROM users;
+——+
| name |
+——+
| ame1 |
| ame2 |
| ame3 |
| ame4 |
+——+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)

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