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REPLICATE function [String]

Concatenates a string a specified number of times.

REPLICATE( string-expression, integer-expression )
  • string-expression   The string to be repeated.

  • integer-expression   The number of times the string is to be repeated.


If the actual length of the result string exceeds the maximum for the return type, an error occurs. The result is truncated to the maximum string size allowed.

Alternatively, try using the REPEAT function.

This function supports NCHAR inputs and/or outputs.

See also
Standards and compatibility
  • SQL/2003   Vendor extension.


The following statement returns the value repeatrepeatrepeat.

SELECT REPLICATE( 'repeat', 3 );