LTRIM (SQL Server Compact Edition)

Returns a character expression after removing leading blanks.


LTRIM ( character_expression ) 


  • character_expression
    An expression of character or binary data. The character_expression argument must be of a data type that is implicitly convertible to nvarchar or ntext.

Return Value

nvarchar or ntext


The following example removes leading blanks from the names of customers listed in the MyCustomers table.

CREATE TABLE MyCustomers (CustID INTEGER IDENTITY (100,1) PRIMARY KEY, CompanyName nvarchar (50))
INSERT INTO MyCustomers (CompanyName) VALUES ('    A. Datum Corporation')
SELECT CustID, LTRIM(CompanyName)
FROM MyCustomers