MySQL Split String Function

Split delimited strings

The following example function takes 3 parameters, performs an operation using an SQL function, and returns the result.

Function

CREATE FUNCTION SPLIT_STR(
  x VARCHAR(255),
  delim VARCHAR(12),
  pos INT
)
RETURNS VARCHAR(255)
RETURN REPLACE(SUBSTRING(SUBSTRING_INDEX(x, delim, pos),
       LENGTH(SUBSTRING_INDEX(x, delim, pos -1)) + 1),
       delim, '');

Usage

SELECT SPLIT_STR(string, delimiter, position)

Example

SELECT SPLIT_STR('a|bb|ccc|dd', '|', 3) as third;

+-------+
| third |
+-------+
| ccc   |
+-------+

Thanks to : http://blog.fedecarg.com/?s=mysql+function

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