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LTRIM

Applies to ✅ Open Source Edition   ✅ Express Edition   ✅ Professional Edition   ✅ Enterprise Edition

The LTRIM() function trims a string from the left end, stripping it of whitespace. See also RTRIM and TRIM.

SELECT ltrim('  hello  ');
create.select(ltrim("  hello  ")).fetch();

The result being

+---------+
| ltrim   |
+---------+
| hello   |
+---------+

Dialect support

This example using jOOQ:

ltrim("  hello  ")

Translates to the following dialect specific expressions:

-- ACCESS, ASE, AURORA_MYSQL, AURORA_POSTGRES, BIGQUERY, COCKROACHDB, DB2, DERBY, EXASOL, H2, HANA, HSQLDB, IGNITE, INFORMIX, 
-- MARIADB, MEMSQL, MYSQL, ORACLE, POSTGRES, REDSHIFT, SNOWFLAKE, SQLDATAWAREHOUSE, SQLITE, SQLSERVER, SYBASE, TERADATA, 
-- VERTICA, YUGABYTE
ltrim('  hello  ')

-- FIREBIRD
trim(LEADING FROM '  hello  ')

(These are currently generated with jOOQ 3.16, see #10141), or translate your own on our website

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