DEGREES (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: yesSQL Server (all supported versions) YesAzure SQL Database YesAzure SQL Managed Instance yesAzure Synapse Analytics yesParallel Data Warehouse

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

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Syntax

DEGREES ( numeric_expression )  

Note

To view Transact-SQL syntax for SQL Server 2014 and earlier, see Previous versions documentation.

Arguments

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.

Examples

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)));  
GO  

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)