SqlFunctions.Rand Method (Nullable<Int32>)

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Returns a pseudo-random float value from 0 through 1, exclusive.

Namespace:   System.Data.Objects.SqlClient
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)

[EdmFunctionAttribute("SqlServer", "RAND")]
public static Nullable<double> Rand(
	Nullable<int> seed


Type: System.Nullable<Int32>

The seed value. If seed is not specified, the SQL Server Database Engine assigns a seed value at random. For a specified seed value, the result returned is always the same.

Return Value

Type: System.Nullable<Double>

The pseudo-random value.

You cannot call this function directly. This function can only appear within a LINQ to Entities query.

This function is translated to a corresponding function in the database. For information about the corresponding SQL Server function, see see RAND (Transact-SQL).

.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
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