Mysql Ltrim Function

MySQL: LTRIM Function

This tutorial explains how to use the MySQL LTRIM function with syntax and examples.


The MySQL LTRIM function removes all space characters from the left-hand side of a string.


The syntax for the LTRIM function in MySQL is:

LTRIM( string )

Parameters or Arguments


The string to trim the space characters from the left-hand side.

Applies To

The LTRIM function can be used in the following versions of MySQL:

  • MySQL 5.7, MySQL 5.6, MySQL 5.5, MySQL 5.1, MySQL 5.0, MySQL 4.1, MySQL 4.0, MySQL 3.23


Let's look at some MySQL LTRIM function examples and explore how to use the LTRIM function in MySQL.

For example:

mysql> SELECT LTRIM('');
Output: ''