MySQL is an open-source relational database management system. It is a widely used relational database management system in the entire world. MySQL like any other database can store different types of data. One of the most used data types is “String”. Developers widely use it in storing data as well as in different formatting operations. One of the key requirements we will always come across is to derive a part of the string. MySQL provides a “SUBSTRING” function to extract a substring from a string. My SQL has below options for extracting the string:
- SUBSTR (A SYNONYM FOR SUBSTRING)
Read on to see how these two functions work. They differ a bit from SQL Server in terms of functionality, though there’s a lot of overlap between the two.