# REPT function: Description, Usage, Syntax, Examples and Explanation

## What is REPT function in Excel?

REPT function is one of TEXT functions in Microsoft Excel that repeats text a given number of times. Use REPT to fill a cell with a number of instances of a text string.

## Syntax of REPT function

REPT(text, number_times)

The REPT function syntax has the following arguments:

**Text**Required. The text you want to repeat.**Number_times**Required. A positive number specifying the number of times to repeat text.

## REPT formula explanation

- If number_times is 0 (zero), REPT returns “” (empty text).
- If number_times is not an integer, it is truncated.
- The result of the REPT function cannot be longer than 32,767 characters, or REPT returns #VALUE!.

## Example of REPT function

Steps to follow:

1. Open a new Excel worksheet.

2. Copy data in the following table below and paste it in cell A1

Note: For formulas to show results, select them, press F2 key on your keyboard and then press Enter.

You can adjust the column widths to see all the data, if need be.

Formula |
Description |
Result |

=REPT(“*-“, 3) | Displays an asterisk and a dash (*-) 3 times. | *-*-*- |

=REPT(“-“,10) | Displays a dash (-) 10 times. | ———- |