Mysql Truncate Function


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


The MySQL TRUNCATE function returns a number truncated to a certain number of decimal places.


The syntax for the TRUNCATE function in MySQL is:

TRUNCATE( number, decimal_places )

Parameters or Arguments


The number to truncate.


The number of decimal places truncate to. This value must be a positive or negative integer.


  • If decimal_places is a negative number, the TRUNCATE function will make digits to the left of the decimal place 0 values.
  • See also the ROUND, CEIL, CEILING, and FLOOR functions.

Applies To

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

For example:

mysql> SELECT TRUNCATE(125.315, 0);
Output: 125

mysql> SELECT TRUNCATE(125.315, 1);
Output: 125.3

mysql> SELECT TRUNCATE(125.315, 2);
Output: 125.31

mysql> SELECT TRUNCATE(125.315, -1);
Output: 120

mysql> SELECT TRUNCATE(125.315, -2);
Output: 100

mysql> SELECT TRUNCATE(-125.315, 0);
Output: -125