Excel REPT Function

We can use REPT function in Excel to repeat a specific text for a specific number of times. In simple words, it can repeat a text in a cell the number of times you specified.

You just need to specify a text to repeat and the number of repetition. In the below example, we have used it to repeat a text bar 50 times.

how to use excel rept function create a bar


REPT(text, number_times)

  • text a text which you want to repeat. You can either insert a text in the function directly or you can also refer to a text which contains the text.
  • number_times number to specify the repetition of the text.

More Information Excel REPT Function

  • Maximum numbers of repetition you can do is 32767, and after that, it will return an error.
  • If you skip specifying the number of repetition, the function will return blank.
  • If a number of repetition is not an integer it will return an error.


In the below example, we have used different types of text for repetition using with REPT function. It can repeat any type of text or numbers and even symbols which you specify in function. The main use of REPT function is for creating in-cell charts.

how to use excel rept function with different signs

In the below example, we have used REPT function to create an in-cell column chart. You can use REPT Function in different ways to create some good looking tiny charts.


how to use excel rept function to create column chart

You can also use REPT Function to create padding in a cell. Check out here to add leading zeros in a cell. And, you also use it with other function to create some dynamic results.

Most of the time it’s preferable to create small charts with REPT function.

More Related Tips

  1. In-Cell Gantt Chart
  2. Star Rating Template
  3. Sales Funnel Template

Sample File

download sample file to learn more about this tips

What’s Next?

To learn more about Excel REPT Function you can check Microsoft’s Help Section. And, if you have a unique idea to use it, I would love to hear from you.

There is also you have LEN function which is highly useful. Apart from this, I have a list of excel functions and some real life formulas examples.