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LFILL(x,a,n) is a string function that inserts the character string a (string literal) at the start of the character string x (string specification) as many times as necessary until the character string has reached length n (unsigned integer). Only expressions that produce an alphanumeric value are permitted as string specifications.

If the character string a cannot be completely inserted without exceeding the specified total length, only the part that is needed to reach the total length is inserted.


x, a, n

Result of the LFILL(x,a,n) Function

LFILL(x,a), x must identify a CHAR or VARCHAR column

The column x is filled with the characters of a until its maximum length is reached

x is a NULL value

NULL value

a or n is a NULL value

Error message


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