Right Justify SQL

Hello,
Can you Please help,
How do I Right Justify the Reference field in the below Select.
RTRIM (SUBSTRING('                              ', 0, 30-LEN(CONVERT(varchar(30), Reference))+1) + CONVERT(varchar(30), Reference)) +


SELECT
CONVERT(varchar(8), OrderDate, 112) +                              
SUBSTRING('       ', 0, 7-LEN(CONVERT(varchar(7), AccountNumber))+1) + CONVERT(varchar(7), AccountNumber) +
RTRIM (SUBSTRING('                              ', 0, 30-LEN(CONVERT(varchar(30), Reference))+1) + CONVERT(varchar(30), Reference)) +
RTRIM (SUBSTRING('          ', 0, 10-LEN(CONVERT(varchar(10), Department))+1) + CONVERT(varchar(10), Department)) +
SUBSTRING('          ', 0, 10-LEN(CONVERT(varchar(10), BaseAmount))+1) + CONVERT(varchar(10), BaseAmount) +
SUBSTRING('      ', 0, 6-LEN(CONVERT(varchar(6), WeightAmount))+1) + CONVERT(varchar(6), WeightAmount)
FROM FinalizedOrders F,
finalizedOrdersInvoices FOI
WHERE  ......................

Any help is appreciated,
Thanks,
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Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperCommented:
right('                              '+ Reference, 30)

for reference = "12345678901234567890"    20 characters, it will produce '          12345678901234567890'

10 space + 20 char string.
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W.E.BAuthor Commented:
I'm sorry,
I mistyped my aquestion,

I meant Left Justify (Not Right),
sorry about this.

thanks
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Scott PletcherSenior DBACommented:
Add an LTRIM() around the final expression you want to justify.
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Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperCommented:
perhaps:

left(Reference + '                              ', 30)
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PortletPaulfreelancerCommented:
SPACE(n) can help make the code easier to read/maintain (IMO)

-- padding after the value (right padding)
LEFT( [Reference] + SPACE(30) , 30 )

-- padding before the value (left padding)
RIGHT(SPACE(30) + [Reference] , 30 )

nb: If the source data in longer than 30 it gets truncated.
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W.E.BAuthor Commented:
Thanks you all.
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