/= (Division Assignment) (Transact-SQL)

APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server (starting with 2008) yesAzure SQL Database yesAzure SQL Data Warehouse yesParallel Data Warehouse

Divides one number by another and sets a value to the result of the operation. For example, if a variable @x equals 34, then @x /= 2 takes the original value of @x, divides by 2 and sets @x to that new value (17).

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expression /= expression  


Is any valid expression of any one of the data types in the numeric category except the bit data type.

Result Types

Returns the data type of the argument with the higher precedence. For more information, see Data Type Precedence (Transact-SQL).


For more information, see (Division) (Transact-SQL).


The following example, sets a variable to 17. Then uses the /= operator to set the variable to half of it's original value.

DECLARE @myVariable decimal(5,2);
SET @myVariable = 17.5;
SET @myVariable /= 2;
SELECT @myVariable AS ResultVariable;  

Here is the result set.


See Also

Compound Operators (Transact-SQL)
Expressions (Transact-SQL)
Operators (Transact-SQL)