* (Multiply) (Transact-SQL)

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

Multiplies two expressions (an arithmetic multiplication operator).

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Syntax

-- Syntax for SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Parallel Data Warehouse

expression * expression  

Arguments

expression
Is any valid expression of any one of the data types of the numeric data type category, except the datetime and smalldatetime data types.

Result Types

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

Examples

The following example retrieves the product identification number, name, the list price and the new list price of all the mountain bicycles in the Product table. The new list price is calculated by using the * arithmetic operator to multiply ListPrice by 1.15.

-- Uses AdventureWorks  

SELECT ProductID, Name, ListPrice, ListPrice * 1.15 AS NewPrice  
FROM Production.Product  
WHERE Name LIKE 'Mountain-%'  
ORDER BY ProductID ASC;  
GO  

Examples: Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Parallel Data Warehouse

The following example retrieves the first and last name of employees in the dimEmployee table, and calculates the pay for VacationHours for each..

-- Uses AdventureWorks  

SELECT FirstName, LastName, BaseRate * VacationHours AS VacationPay  
FROM DimEmployee  
ORDER BY lastName ASC;  

See Also

Data Types (Transact-SQL)
Expressions (Transact-SQL)
Built-in Functions (Transact-SQL)
Operators (Transact-SQL)
SELECT (Transact-SQL)
WHERE (Transact-SQL)
*= (Multiply EQUALS) (Transact-SQL)
Compound Operators (Transact-SQL)