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rightPad

rightPad(String, Number, String): String

The specified text is right-padded to the size using the padText. By default padText is " ".

Returns right padded String or original String if no padding is necessary.

Introduced in DataWeave 2.2.0. Supported by Mule 4.2 and later.

Parameters

Name Description

text

The input string.

size

The size to pad to.

padText

The text to pad with. It defaults to one space if not specified.

Example

This example shows how rightPad behaves with different inputs and sizes.

Source

%dw 2.0
import * from dw::core::Strings
output application/json
---
{
  "a": rightPad(null, 3),
  "b": rightPad("", 3),
  "c": rightPad("bat", 5),
  "d": rightPad("bat", 3),
  "e": rightPad("bat", -1)
}

Output

{
  "a": null,
  "b": "   ",
  "c": "bat  ",
  "d": "bat",
  "e": "bat"
}

rightPad(Null, Number, String): Null

Helper function to make rightPad work with null value.

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