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SPACE (Transact-SQL)

Returns a string of repeated spaces.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

SPACE ( integer_expression )


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

For more information, see Expressions (Transact-SQL)

To include spaces in Unicode data, or to return more than 8000 character spaces, use REPLICATE instead of SPACE.

The following example trims the last names and concatenates a comma, two spaces, and the first names of people listed in the Contact table in AdventureWorks.

USE AdventureWorks;
SELECT RTRIM(LastName) + ',' + SPACE(2) +  LTRIM(FirstName)
FROM Person.Contact
ORDER BY LastName, FirstName;
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