/ (Divide) (U-SQL)


Divides one number by another (an arithmetic division operator).


Divide_Operator :=                                                                                       
    dividend '/' divisor.


Return Type

Returns the data type of the argument with the higher precedence. If an integer dividend is divided by an integer divisor, the result is an integer that has any fractional part of the result truncated.


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Divide with Numeric Types

@data = 
        ( VALUES
        ) AS T(aNumber);

DECLARE @val int = 5;

@result =
    SELECT 25 / 5 AS Int1,
           aNumber / 5 AS Int2,
           aNumber / @val AS Int3,
           aNumber / 3 AS truncatedResult,
           aNumber / 3.0 AS toDouble,
           aNumber / (int?)null AS intNull           
           // aNumber / 0 AS divideByZero  // will error
    FROM @data;

OUTPUT @result
TO "/ReferenceGuide/Operators/Arithmetic/Divide1.txt"
USING Outputters.Csv();

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