REPT DAX Function (Text)

Repeats text a given number of times. Use REPT to fill a cell with a number of instances of a text string.


REPT ( <Text>, <NumberOfTimes> )
Parameter Attributes Description

The text you want to repeat.


A positive number specifying the number of times to repeat text.

Return values

Scalar A single string value.

A string containing the changes.


If NumberOfTimes is 0 (zero), REPT returns an empty string.

If NumberOfTimes is not an integer, it is rounded to the closest integer.

The result of the REPT function cannot be longer than 32,767 characters, or REPT returns an error.

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--  REPT repeats a string for a given number of times
    MEASURE Customer[Cars] =
        REPT ( "?", SELECTEDVALUE ( Customer[Cars Owned] ) )
    TOPN ( 8, 
            Customer[Customer Name], 
            "Cars", [Cars]
        Customer[Customer Name], ASC
    Customer[Customer Name] <> "" 
ORDER BY Customer[Customer Name]
Customer Name Cars
Adams, Aaron ?
Adams, Adam ??
Adams, Alex ?
Adams, Alexandra ?
Adams, Allison
Adams, Amanda ?
Adams, Amber ?
Adams, Andrea ???

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Last update: Apr 11, 2024   » Contribute   » Show contributors

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Context Transition

This function performs a Context Transition if called in a Row Context. Click to read more.

Row Context

This expression is executed in a Row Context. Click to read more.


Not recommended

The use of this function is not recommended. See Remarks and Related functions for alternatives.

Not recommended

The use of this parameter is not recommended.


This function is deprecated. Jump to the Alternatives section to see the function to use.


A volatile function may return a different result every time you call it, even if you provide the same arguments. Click to read more.


This parameter is deprecated and its use is not recommended.

DirectQuery compatibility

Limitations are placed on DAX expressions allowed in measures and calculated columns.
The state below shows the DirectQuery compatibility of the DAX function.


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