What is REPEAT() function in Snowflake ?

Are you looking to find what is the REPEAT() function within the Snowflake cloud data warehouse or maybe you are looking for a solution to use the repeat function in the Snowflake? If you are looking for any of these problem solutions then you have landed on the right page. I will also show you what it is and how to use REPEAT() function. I will explain the REPEAT() function by taking a practical real world examples. So don’t waste time let’s start step by step guide to understand the REPEAT() expression in detail.

What is REPEAT() Function

REPEAT() function is used to build a string by repeating the given input for the specified number of times.

Syntax of Repeat function in Snowflake?

-- Syntax : 

REPEAT( input, n)

REPEAT() Argument Details :

first input argumentString value
Second input argumentInteger value
OutputString value

Input :

A String which is required to repeat the data.

N :

This Argument helps to repeat the input string depending on the given number. If we require string to repeat n number of times, So that string will be repeated n times . The minimum valid number is 0 which will be resulting in empty string.

How to use REPEAT() Function with Example:

select repeat('xyz', 5);

-----------------+
 REPEAT('XY', 5) |
-----------------+
 xyzxyzxyzxyzxyz |
-----------------+

As we can see the above example is repeating the given input string for 5 times because here n value is 5.

select repeat('xy', 0);

-----------------+
 REPEAT('XY', 0) |
-----------------+
                 |
-----------------+

As we can see the above example-2 which is resulting as empty string because the number n value is zero (0).

select repeat('xy ', 5);

-----------------+
 REPEAT('XY', 5) |
-----------------+
 Xy xy xy xy xy  |
-----------------+

Repeat Snowflake official Documentation Link

Final Thoughts

In this article we have learned about REPEAT() function and uses with the examples explained clearly. I have also covered different scenario with practical example that could be possible. I hope the information that was provided is helped in gaining the knowledge.

Please share your comments and suggestions in the comment section below and I will try to answer all your queries as time permits.

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