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RPAD

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

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

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

The result being

+------------+
| rpad       |
+------------+
| hello..... |
+------------+

Dialect support

This example using jOOQ:

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

Translates to the following dialect specific expressions:

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

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

-- CUBRID, DB2, FIREBIRD, H2, HANA, HSQLDB, INFORMIX, INGRES, MARIADB, MYSQL, ORACLE, POSTGRES, VERTICA
rpad('hello', 10, '.')

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

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

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

-- AURORA_MYSQL, AURORA_POSTGRES, COCKROACHDB, DERBY, MEMSQL, REDSHIFT, SQLDATAWAREHOUSE, TERADATA
/* UNSUPPORTED */

(These are currently generated with jOOQ 3.14, see #10141)

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