REPT function

Repeats text a given number of times. Use REPT to fill a cell with a number of instances of a text string.

Syntax

REPT(text,number_times)

Text     is the text you want to repeat.

Number_times     is a positive number specifying the number of times to repeat text.

Remarks

  • If number_times is 0 (zero), REPT returns "" (empty text).
  • If number_times is not an integer, it is truncated.
  • The result of the REPT function cannot be longer than 32,767 characters, or REPT returns #VALUE!.

Example

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  1. Create a blank workbook or worksheet.
  2. Select the example in the Help topic.

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Selecting an example from Help

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  1. Press CTRL+C.
  2. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
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Formula Description (Result)
=REPT("*-", 3) Displays the string 3 times (*-*-*-)
=REPT("-",10) Displays a dash 10 times (----------)
 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2007