Mysql Right Function

MySQL: RIGHT Function

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


The MySQL RIGHT function allows you to extract a substring from a string, starting from the right-most character.


The syntax for the RIGHT function in MySQL is:

RIGHT( string, number_of_characters )

Parameters or Arguments


The string that you wish to extract from.


The number of characters that you wish to extract from string starting from the right-most character.


  • If number_of_characters exceeds the length of string, the RIGHT function will return string.

Applies To

The RIGHT 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 RIGHT function examples and explore how to use the RIGHT function in MySQL.

For example:

mysql> SELECT RIGHT('Tech on the net', 1);
Output: 't'

mysql> SELECT RIGHT('', 4);
Output: '.com'

mysql> SELECT RIGHT('', 12);
Output: ''

mysql> SELECT RIGHT('', 100);
Output: ''