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repeat - Repeat Function

Other versions: 7.31 | 7.40 | 7.54


... repeat( val = text  occ = occ ) ...


This function returns a character string that contains the content of text as many times as specified in occ. If text is an empty string or if occ contains the value 0, an empty string is returned.

occ is a numeric expression position of type i. If the value of occ is negative, an exception of the class CX_SY_STRG_PAR_VAL is raised.

The return code has the type string.


The parameter occ has a different meaning here than in functions used for searching.


The function repeat is used to create a string with ten blanks.

DATA(result) = repeat( val = ` ` occ = 10 ). 


Handleable Exceptions


  • Cause: Occurrences in occ are less than 0.
    Runtime error: STRG_ILLEGAL_PAR