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Database Developer Guide (API Version 2012-12-01)

REPEAT Function

Repeats a string the specified number of times. If the input parameter is numeric, REPEAT treats it as a string.

Synonym for REPLICATE Function.

Syntax

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REPEAT(string, integer)

Arguments

string

The first input parameter is the string to be repeated.

integer

The second parameter is an integer indicating the number of times to repeat the string.

Return Type

The REPEAT function returns a string.

Examples

The following example repeats the value of the CATID column in the CATEGORY table three times:

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select catid, repeat(catid,3) from category order by 1,2; catid | repeat -------+-------- 1 | 111 2 | 222 3 | 333 4 | 444 5 | 555 6 | 666 7 | 777 8 | 888 9 | 999 10 | 101010 11 | 111111 (11 rows)