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DEGREES

SQL Server 2000

Given an angle in radians, returns the corresponding angle in degrees.

Syntax
DEGREES ( numeric_expression ) 
Arguments
numeric_expression
Is an expression of the exact numeric or approximate numeric data type categories, or of types that are implicitly convertible to float.
Return Code Values

Returns the same type as numeric_expression, except for the following expressions.

Specified expression Return type
tinyint, smallint int
real/float float
Nonnumeric types that can be implicitly converted to float float
Examples

The following example returns the degree value of various angles expressed in radians.

CREATE TABLE "Degrees" ("PI()/2" float, "PI()/3" float, "PI()/4" float)
INSERT INTO "Degrees" VALUES (DEGREES(PI()/2), DEGREES(PI()/3), DEGREES(PI()/4))
SELECT * FROM "Degrees"

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