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MS Excel: REPT Function (WS)

This Excel tutorial explains how to use the Excel REPT function with syntax and examples.


The Microsoft Excel REPT function returns a repeated text value a specified number of times.


The syntax for the REPT function in Microsoft Excel is:

REPT( text, number )

Parameters or Arguments

The text value to repeat.
The number of times to repeat the text value.

Applies To

The REPT function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:

  • Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000

Type of Excel Function

The REPT function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:

  • Worksheet function (WS)

Example (as Worksheet Function)

Let's look at some Excel REPT function examples and explore how to use the REPT function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

Microsoft Excel

Based on the Excel spreadsheet above, the following REPT examples would return:

=REPT(A1, 3)
Result: "abcdabcdabcd"

=REPT(A2, 2)
Result: "isis"

=REPT("apples", 2)
Result: "applesapples"