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SqlFunctions.Rand Method (Nullable(Of Int32))

.NET Framework 4.6 and 4.5

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 Shared Function Rand ( _
	seed As Nullable(Of Integer) _
) As Nullable(Of Double)


Type: System.Nullable(Of 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(Of 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

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4
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