This MySQL function is an alias of SUBSTRING().


Below is the syntax for this command. Text within square brackets (i.e, [ and ] ) are optional. Choices are separated by bars (i.e, | ). Ellipses preceded by a comma indicates a repeating pattern. Ellipses before or after syntax are used to highlight a relevant except from the larger syntax. Text displayed in italic letters represent text that should be replaced with the specific names related to the database (e.g., column with the name of the column).

 SUBSTR(string, position[, length])
SUBSTR(string FROM position FOR length)


This function is an alias of SUBSTRING(). See its description for details and an example of its use.