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repeat() Function


repeat( times, input )

This function takes an input of Any Type and returns a list with the input repeated a specified number of times.


Keyword Type Description



The number of times to repeat the input. By default, this is limited to 50,000 repeats.


Any Type

The scalar value to repeat. Lists are not allowed.


Any Type

Usage considerations

The input parameter does not support lists.


You can copy and paste these examples into the Expression Rule Designer to see how this works.

repeat(2, "hello") returns "hello", "hello"

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this function's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Partially compatible

Can be used with Appian Portals if it is connected using an integration and web API.

Offline Mobile Partially compatible

Can be used with offline mobile if it is loaded at the top of the form.

Sync-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible
Real-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible

Custom record fields that evaluate in real time must be configured using one or more Custom Field functions.

Process Reports Incompatible

Cannot be used to configure a process report.

Process Events Incompatible

Cannot be used to configure a process event node, such as a start event or timer event.

repeat() Function