I recently needed a String-Repeat function in a workflow. But it doesn’t exist.
Or does it?
Looking at the inline function specifications, I saw that the PadLeft function (and PadRight) adds a number of characters to a string, until the string length is the desired number of characters long.
If you needed just a specific number of characters (lets say ‘-‘ chars), then the following
Will result in a string of 15 ‘-‘ characters
Now, you cannot tell it to pad out with a string of more than 1 character (it actually returns the text of the function definition when you try), so you need to be a little more clever to give a string of 15 repetitions of ‘Graham’ for example
We create a string of 15 ‘-‘ characters then replace each ‘-‘ with the longer text that we want to repeat in a RegEx task.