SELECT name,SUBSTRING(name,1,LOCATE('_',name)-1) FROM `student`

how to echo the substring??

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"SELECT name, SUBSTRING(name,1,LOCATE('_',name)-1) AS subs FROM `student`"

Now you can ref it something like: $row

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