# % (Modulo) (SSIS Expressions)

Provides the integer remainder after dividing the first numeric expression by the second one.

## Syntax

```
dividend % divisor
```

## Arguments

dividend

Is the numeric expression to divide. dividend can be any valid numeric expression. For more information, see Integration Services Data Typesdivisor

Is the numeric expression to divide the dividend by. divisor can be any valid numeric expression except zero.

## Result Types

Determined by data types of the two arguments. For more information, see Implicit Data Type Conversion in Expressions.

## Remarks

Both expressions must evaluate to signed or unsigned integer data types.

If either operand is null, the result is null.

Modulo zero is not legal.

## Examples

This example computes the modulus from two numeric literals. The result is 3.

```
42 % 13
```

This example computes the modulus from the **SalesQuota** column and a numeric literal.

```
SalesQuota % 12
```

This example computes the modulus from two numeric variables **Sales$** and **Month**. The variable **Sales$** must be enclosed in brackets because the name includes the $ character. For more information, see Identifiers (SSIS Expressions).

```
@[Sales$] % @Month
```

This example uses the modulo operator to determine if the value of the **Value** variable is even or odd, and uses the conditional operator to return a string that describes the result. For more information, see ? : (Conditional) (SSIS Expressions).

```
@Value % 2 == 0? "even":"odd"
```

## See Also