Let's look at some Excel Rept function examples and explore how to use the Rept function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

Summary

The Microsoft Excel REPT function returns a repeated text value a specified number of times. For example, =REPT("ABC",3) returns "ABCABCABC".

In financial analysis, This can be useful if you want to fill a cell, or pad values to a certain length. We can also build histograms, a chart commonly used in financial modeling, using the function by translating values directly into a certain number of (repeated) characters.

The Rept function is a built-in function in Excel that is categorized as a Text Function.

In financial analysis, This can be useful if you want to fill a cell, or pad values to a certain length. We can also build histograms, a chart commonly used in financial modeling, using the function by translating values directly into a certain number of (repeated) characters.

The Rept function is a built-in function in Excel that is categorized as a Text Function.

What Does It Do ?

Repeats a piece of text a specified number of times.

Return value

The repeated text.

Syntax

=REPT (text, number_times)

Parameters or Arguments

text - The text value to repeat.

number_times - It is the positive number that specifies the number of times to repeat text.

number_times - It is the positive number that specifies the number of times to repeat text.

Formatting

No special formatting is needed.

Usage notes

- The number_times parameter of the REPT function must be a positive number.
- The result of the REPT function cannot be longer than 32,767 characters, or else it will return a #VALUE! error.
- If number_times is not an integer, it is truncated. For example, if you use the number 10.8, it will only consider 10 and repeat the specified text 10 number of times.
- If number_times is 0 (zero), REPT returns “” (empty text).

The REPT function repeats characters a specified number of times. For example, to repeat "A" six times, you can use the following formula:

Inputs to REPT can be variable. In the example shown, REPT is configured to repeat the string in column B using the count in column C. The formula in D5 is:

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