Repeat group of characters 'n' number of times

You can use the rich in-built function set of SQL Server 2005 to perform a variety of tasks. Let us explore how to repeat a group of characters 'n' number of times and also insert space in between two strings.

Repeat a group of characters 'n' number of times

Use the REPLICATE() function to repeat a character expression for a specified number of times

SELECT REPLICATE('-',15) as Underline
displays: the character '-' 15 times ---------------

Insert space in between two strings

SPACE() function returns a string of repeated spaces depending on the number specified

SELECT 'Far' + SPACE(10) + 'Away'
displays: 'Far         Away'

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Suprotim Agarwal, MCSD, MCAD, MCDBA, MCSE, is the founder of DotNetCurry, DNC Magazine for Developers, SQLServerCurry and DevCurry. He has also authored a couple of books 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls and a new one recently at The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook.

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Unknown said...

I don't think that your SPACE() display string looks right...

Suprotim Agarwal said...

Thanks Fixed!