DEGREES (Transact-SQL)

Returns the corresponding angle in degrees for an angle specified in radians.

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DEGREES (numeric_expression )


  • numeric_expression
    Is an expression of the exact numeric or approximate numeric data type category, except for the bit data type.

Return Code Values

Returns the same type as numeric_expression.


The following example returns the number of degrees in an angle of PI/2 radians.

SELECT 'The number of degrees in PI/2 radians is: ' + 
CONVERT(varchar, DEGREES((PI()/2)));

Here is the result set.

The number of degrees in PI/2 radians is 90       

(1 row(s) affected)