ASIN (Transact-SQL)

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)yesAzure SQL DatabaseyesAzure SQL Data Warehouse yesParallel Data Warehouse

A function that returns the angle, in radians, whose sine is the specified float expression. This is also called arcsine.

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Syntax

ASIN ( float_expression )  

Arguments

float_expression
An expression of either type float or of a type that can implicitly convert to float. Only a value ranging from -1.00 to 1.00 is valid. Values outside this range return NULL, and ASIN will report a domain error.

Return types

float

Examples

This example takes a float expression and returns the ASIN value of the specified angle.

/* The first value will be -1.01. This fails because the value is   
outside the range.*/  
DECLARE @angle float  
SET @angle = -1.01  
SELECT 'The ASIN of the angle is: ' + CONVERT(varchar, ASIN(@angle))  
GO  

-- The next value is -1.00.  
DECLARE @angle float  
SET @angle = -1.00  
SELECT 'The ASIN of the angle is: ' + CONVERT(varchar, ASIN(@angle))  
GO  

-- The next value is 0.1472738.  
DECLARE @angle float  
SET @angle = 0.1472738  
SELECT 'The ASIN of the angle is: ' + CONVERT(varchar, ASIN(@angle))  
GO  

Here is the result set.

-------------------------  
.Net SqlClient Data Provider: Msg 3622, Level 16, State 1, Line 3  
A domain error occurred.  

---------------------------------   
The ASIN of the angle is: -1.5708                          

(1 row(s) affected)  

----------------------------------   
The ASIN of the angle is: 0.147811                         

(1 row(s) affected)  

Examples: Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Parallel Data Warehouse

This example returns the arcsine of 1.00.

SELECT ASIN(1.00) AS asinCalc;  

This example returns an error, because it requests the arcsine for a value outside the allowed range.

SELECT ASIN(1.1472738) AS asinCalc;  

See also

CEILING (Transact-SQL)
Mathematical Functions (Transact-SQL)
SET ARITHIGNORE (Transact-SQL)
SET ARITHABORT (Transact-SQL)