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xp_sprintf (Transact-SQL)

 

Formats and stores a series of characters and values in the string output parameter. Each format argument is replaced with the corresponding argument.

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

  
xp_sprintf { string OUTPUT , format }  
     [ , argument [ ,...n ] ]  

string
Is a varchar variable that receives the output.

OUTPUT
When specified, puts the value of the variable in the output parameter.

format
Is a format character string with placeholders for argument values, similar to that supported by the C-language sprintf function. Currently, only the %s format argument is supported.

argument
Is a character string that represents the value of the corresponding format argument.

n
Is a placeholder that indicates that a maximum of 50 arguments can be specified.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

xp_sprintf returns the following message:

The command(s) completed successfully.

Requires membership in the public role.

System Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)
General Extended Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)
xp_sscanf (Transact-SQL)

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