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MySQL RPAD() Function

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Right-pad the string with "ABC", to a total length of 20:

SELECT RPAD("SQL Tutorial", 20, "ABC");
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Definition and Usage

The RPAD() function right-pads a string with another string, to a certain length.

Note: Also look at the LPAD() function.


RPAD(string, length, rpad_string)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
string Required. The original string. If the length of the original string is larger than the length parameter, this function removes the overfloating characters from string
length Required. The length of the string after it has been right-padded
rpad_string Required. The string to right-pad to string

Technical Details

Works in: From MySQL 4.0

More Examples


Right-pad the text in "CustomerName" with "ABC", to a total length of 30:

SELECT RPAD(CustomerName, 30, "ABC") AS RightPadCustomerName
FROM Customers;
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