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PostgreSQL RIGHT() function

RIGHT() function

The PostgreSQL right() function is used to extract n number of characters specified in the argument from the right of a given string. When the value of n is negative, the extraction will happen from the right except for first n characters.

Syntax:

right(<string>,n)

PostgreSQL Version: 9.3

Pictorial Presentation of PostgreSQL RIGHT() function

Pictorial presentation of postgresql right function

Example 1: PostgreSQL RIGHT() function:

In the example below, the rightmost five characters from the string 'w3resource' have been extracted.

Code:

SELECT right('w3resource',5);

Sample Output:

 right
-------
 ource
(1 row)

Example 2:

In the example below, the right function extracted all the characters from the right side except 3 leftmost characters from the string 'w3resource', because the value of extracting character number is negative.

Code:

SELECT right('w3resource',-3);

Sample Output:

  right
---------
 esource
(1 row)

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