DEGREES (Transact-SQL)

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

This function returns the corresponding angle, in degrees, for an angle specified in radians.

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DEGREES ( numeric_expression )  


An expression of the exact numeric or approximate numeric data type category, except for the bit data type.

Return Code Values

Returns a value whose data type matches the data type of numeric_expression.


This 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)  

See Also

Mathematical Functions (Transact-SQL)