Excel allows us to repeat a text or character for a specified number of times by using the REPT function. This tutorial will assist all levels of Excel users in using the REPT function.
Figure 1. Final result of the REPT function
Syntax of the DMIN Function
Repeats text for a specified number of times
- text – the text we want to repeat.
- number_times – the number of times to repeat the text; must be a positive number
Setting up our Data
Our data consists of three columns : Text (column B), Number of times (column C) and Result (column D). The result of the REPT function will be in column D.
Figure 2. Sample data for the REPT function
Repeat text using the REPT Function
In order to repeat a given text for a specified number of times, let us follow these steps:
Step 1. Select cell D3
Step 2. Enter the formula:
Step 3. Press ENTER
Step 4. Select cell D3 and drag down the “+” icon at the lower-right corner of the cell to copy the formula to cells D4 and D5
Figure 3. Entering the formula for REPT function
The result in cell D3 is “appleapple”, which repeats the text “apple” two times. The formula also repeats “Hi!” three times and “1_” four times resulting to “Hi!Hi!Hi!” and “1_1_1_1_” in cells D4 and D5.
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