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LPAD and RPAD Functions in SQL

, 15 Mar 2012 CPOL
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This way is very simple, but it doesn't protect against the source value being longer than the specified length and it doesn't account for trailing SPACEs in the source value.

DECLARE @W INTEGER -- Width for result
SET @W = 10

DECLARE @X NVARCHAR(MAX) -- Value to pad

DECLARE @Y NVARCHAR(MAX) -- Pad character
SET @Y = '#'

SET @Z = @X + REPLICATE(@Y,@W-LEN(@X)) -- Right pad

SET @Z = REPLICATE(@Y,@W-LEN(@X)) + @X -- Left pad


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