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SPACE

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

The SPACE() function repeats a space character a number of times. This is convenience for REPEAT, as available natively in SQL Server, for example.

SELECT 'a' || space(3) || 'b';
create.select(val("a").concat(space(3)).concat(val("b")).fetch();

The result being

+-------+
| space |
+-------+
| a   b |
+-------+

Dialect support

This example using jOOQ:

space(3)

Translates to the following dialect specific expressions:

ASE, Aurora MySQL, DB2, Exasol, H2, MariaDB, MySQL, SQLDataWarehouse, SQLServer, Snowflake, Sybase, Vertica

space(3)

Aurora Postgres, BigQuery, CockroachDB, DuckDB, HSQLDB, Postgres, YugabyteDB

repeat(' ', 3)

Firebird, Hana, Informix, MemSQL, Oracle, Teradata, Trino

rpad(' ', 3, ' ')

SQLite

' ' || substr("replace"(hex(zeroblob(3)), '00', ' '), 1, 3 - length(' '))

Access, Derby, Redshift

/* UNSUPPORTED */

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

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