Extract Characters From Strings

Create Table

-- Create table called adventurers
CREATE TABLE adventurers (
    -- string variable
    name varchar(255),
    -- integer variable
    age int,
    -- string variable
    race varchar(255),
    -- string variable
    weapon varchar(255)
)

Insert Rows

-- Insert into the table adventurers
INSERT INTO adventurers (name, age, race, weapon)
VALUES ('Fjoak Doom-Wife', 28, 'Human', 'Axe'),
       ('Alooneric Cortte', 29, 'Human', 'Bow'),
       ('Piperel Ramsay', 35, 'Elf', 'Bow'),
       ('Casimir Yardley', 14, 'Elf', 'Bow')

Extract Characters From Strings

-- Extract the first two characters from the race column values
SELECT name, age, SUBSTR(race, 1, 2) FROM adventurers
nameagesubstr
Fjoak Doom-Wife28Hu
Alooneric Cortte29Hu
Piperel Ramsay35El
Casimir Yardley14El