# How can we stuff a string with another one using MySQL functions?

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MySQL have two functions namely LPAD() and RPAD() with the help of which we can stuff a string with another string.

LPAD() function, as the name suggests, left stuff a string with another string. Following is the syntax for using it in MySQL −

## Syntax

LPAD(original_string, @length, pad_string)

Here,

• original_string is the string in which we stuff another string.
• @length is the total length of string returned after stuffing.
• Pad_string is the string which is to be stuffed with original_string.

## Example

mysql> SELECT LPAD('tutorialspoint',18,'www.');
+----------------------------------+
+----------------------------------+
| www.tutorialspoint               |
+----------------------------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

RPAD() function, as the name suggests, right stuff a string with another string. Following is the syntax for using it in MySQL −

## Syntax

RPAD(original_string, @length, pad_string)

Here,

• original_string is the string in which we stuff another string.
• @length is the total length of string returned after stuffing.
• Pad_string is the string which is to be stuffed with original_string.

## Example

mysql> SELECT RPAD('www.tutorialspoint',22,'.com');
+--------------------------------------+
1 row in set (0.06 sec)