SQL Server provides the SPACE function to generate a series of spaces. In this article, we will learn how to use SPACE in SQL Server.
The basic syntax of a SPACE is as follows:
For this, we will be using docker. This is recommended for more than just using SQL Server. To find how to install docker go here: https://docs.docker.com/engine/install/
Now create a file called
docker-compose.yml and add the following.
version: "3.9" services: db: image: "mcr.microsoft.com/mssql/server" ports: - 1433:1433 environment: SA_PASSWORD: "Your_password123" ACCEPT_EULA: "Y"
Open a terminal and go to the folder the file is located. Then run the following.
If you are looking for another good reference, you can check here: https://docs.docker.com/samples/aspnet-mssql-compose/.
Space is a simply function to generates a number of spaces requests. Here is the example.
select space(10) as res;
We can also use the space to add spaces between strings and names.
select concat("Jane", space(5), "Doe") as res;