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LPAD

Pads the beginning of a string up to the specified character length.

Syntax

LPAD (str, len, padding)

Arguments

  • str: any string or binary object
  • len: total length of the string
  • padding: the characters to pad with

Return Type

String

Examples

SELECT LPAD('ohai',10,'_') as o;
+------------+
| o          |
+------------+
| ______ohai |
+------------+

SELECT LPAD('123',10,'0') as o;
+------------+
| o          |
+------------+
| 0000000123 |
+------------+

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