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REPEAT

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

The REPEAT() function repeats a string a number of times.

SELECT repeat('abc', 3);
create.select(repeat("abc", 3)).fetch();

The result being

+-----------+
| repeat    |
+-----------+
| abcabcabc |
+-----------+

Dialect support

This example using jOOQ:

repeat("abc", 3)

Translates to the following dialect specific expressions:

ASE, SQLDataWarehouse, SQLServer

replicate('abc', 3)

Aurora MySQL, Aurora Postgres, BigQuery, CockroachDB, DB2, DuckDB, Exasol, H2, HSQLDB, MariaDB, MySQL, Postgres, Snowflake, Sybase, Vertica, YugabyteDB

repeat('abc', 3)

Firebird, MemSQL

rpad(
  'abc',
  (char_length('abc') * 3),
  'abc'
)

Hana, Oracle, Teradata, Trino

rpad(
  'abc',
  (length('abc') * 3),
  'abc'
)

SQLite

"replace"(hex(zeroblob(3)), '00', 'abc')

Access, Derby, Informix, Redshift

/* UNSUPPORTED */

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

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