Teradata LPAD - Left Padding

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Teradata LPAD function is used to add repeated characters at the beginning of a string to increase the string to a specified length. It can be used to add leading space or zeros to a string.

LPAD function signature 

LPAD(source_string, length, fill_string)

Returns the source_string padded to the left with the characters in fill_string so that the resulting string is length characters. 

Pad with leading zeros

SELECT LPAD('123456789',23,'0');



Omit fill_string parameter

The last parameter is optional. When it is omitted, the default value is space (' ')


SELECT LPAD('123456789',23);


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