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Can we insert one of the columns of a table with select statement with a function?

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My requirement is I have an Emp table with 3 columns as shown below.I want to insert some test data.
CREATE TABLE dbo.Emp (
            EmployeeNumber                  Varchar(10)            NULL,
            LastName                        Varchar(50)            NULL,
            Hobby                              Varchar(max)      NULL
                                                )

I am inserting like this giving me an error.
INSERT INTO dbo.EmployeeHobby
      Values('101','Pam','Tom', SELECT REPLICATE('TAP',300))

Since the last coulmn is VARCHAR(MAX),i need to have some test data in the table.
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Phillip Burton earned 500 total points
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Try dropping the values and using a select instead

INSERT INTO dbo.EmployeeHobby
      Select '101','Pam','Tom', REPLICATE('TAP',300)
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by:Latha M
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Thank you very much
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