sql statement

I need a sql statement that will trim a fields content to 25 words.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
what database?
some support the function left(), others it is substr() etc...

in SQL Server:

select left(yourfield, 25) from yourtable ...
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thenoneAuthor Commented:
sorry mysql version 5.0
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
MySQL has the same function
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
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thenoneAuthor Commented:
so if I do select left(yourfield, 25) from yourtable then it will trim that fields content to 25 words or charcaters?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
25 characters.
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thenoneAuthor Commented:
how do i make it to words. Or is this possible?
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