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SPACE

SQL Server 2000

Returns a string of repeated spaces.

Syntax

SPACE ( integer_expression )

Arguments

integer_expression

Is a positive integer that indicates the number of spaces. If integer_expression is negative, a null string is returned.

Return Types

char

Remarks

To include spaces in Unicode data, use REPLICATE instead of SPACE.

Examples

This example trims the authors' last names and concatenates a comma, two spaces, and the authors' first names.

USE pubs
GO
SELECT RTRIM(au_lname) + ',' + SPACE(2) +  LTRIM(au_fname)
FROM authors
ORDER BY au_lname, au_fname
GO

Here is the result set:

Name                                                            
--------------------------------------------------------------- 
Bennet,  Abraham                                                
Blotchet-Halls,  Reginald                                       
Carson,  Cheryl                                                 
DeFrance,  Michel                                               
del Castillo,  Innes                                            
Dull,  Ann                                                      
Green,  Marjorie                                                
Greene,  Morningstar                                            
Gringlesby,  Burt                                               
Hunter,  Sheryl                                                 
Karsen,  Livia                                                  
Locksley,  Charlene                                             
MacFeather,  Stearns                                            
McBadden,  Heather                                              
O'Leary,  Michael                                               
Panteley,  Sylvia                                               
Ringer,  Albert                                                 
Ringer,  Anne                                                   
Smith,  Meander                                                 
Straight,  Dean                                                 
Stringer,  Dirk                                                 
White,  Olivier                                                 
Yokomoto,  Akiko                                                

(23 row(s) affected)

See Also

String Functions

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