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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.

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


The following statement returns the value repeatrepeatrepeat.

SELECT REPEAT( 'repeat', 3 );