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REPEAT function [String]

Concatenates a string a specified number of times.


REPEAT( string-expression, integer-expression )


string-expression    The string to be repeated.

integer-expression    The number of times the string is to be repeated. If integer-expression is negative, an empty string is returned.


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 REPLICATE function.

This function supports NCHAR inputs and/or outputs.

See also
Standards and compatibility

The following statement returns the value repeatrepeatrepeat.

SELECT REPEAT( 'repeat', 3 );