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LPAD

Applies to ✅ Open Source Edition   ✅ Express Edition   ✅ Professional Edition   ✅ Enterprise Edition

The LPAD() pads a string at the left end. See also RPAD.

SELECT lpad('hello', 10, '.');
create.select(lpad(val("hello"), 10, '.')).fetch();

The result being

+------------+
| lpad       |
+------------+
| .....hello |
+------------+

Dialect support

This example using jOOQ:

lpad(val("hello"), 10, '.')

Translates to the following dialect specific expressions:

Access

(replace(space(10 - len('hello')), ' ', '.') & 'hello')

ASE

(replicate(
  '.',
  (10 - char_length('hello'))
) || 'hello')

Aurora MySQL, Aurora Postgres, CockroachDB, DB2, Firebird, H2, HSQLDB, Hana, Informix, MariaDB, MemSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Postgres, Teradata, Vertica

lpad('hello', 10, '.')

SQLDataWarehouse, SQLServer

(replicate(
  '.',
  (10 - len('hello'))
) + 'hello')

SQLite

substr("replace"(hex(zeroblob(10)), '00', '.'), 1, 10 - length('hello')) || 'hello'

Sybase

(repeat(
  '.',
  (10 - length('hello'))
) || 'hello')

BigQuery, Derby, DuckDB, Exasol, Redshift, Snowflake, Trino, YugabyteDB

/* UNSUPPORTED */

(These are currently generated with jOOQ 3.20, see #10141), or translate your own on our website

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