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The Percent Sign in T-SQL


The Percent Sign in T-SQL

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Easy one :-D

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Thanks for easy question. :-)
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easy one, thanks

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Nice and easy, good for a Monday morning. Thanks.


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Nice easy one to start of the week, cheers. :-D

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Thanks.

It would have been nice to have a shortcut for 0/0 (divide zero by zero) :-).
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I got this right but...

SELECT 0%0

gives

Msg 8134, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Divide by zero error encountered.


So it seems you can use it to divide 0 by 0 and get an error.



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mtassin (2/28/2011)
I got this right but...

SELECT 0%0

gives

Msg 8134, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Divide by zero error encountered.


So it seems you can use it to divide 0 by 0 and get an error.


:-)

This makes sense, since a modulus can be defined as a product of division, you have to be able to do the division. Some systems, though, define x mod 0 as x (i.e, the difference between x and the nearest multiple of 0 [which is 0 (because 0 is the only multiple of 0.)])
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So happy that over 80 percent of us know math.

Can you imagine how hard it would be a SQL developer or DBA if you didn't learn higher level math?
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