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SQRT (SSIS Expression)

Returns the square root of a numeric expression.



Is a numeric expression of any numeric data type. For more information, see Integration Services Data Types.

SQRT returns a null result if the argument is null.

SQRT fails if the argument is a negative value.

The argument is cast to the DT_R8 data type before the square root operation.

This example returns the square root of a numeric literal. The return result is 12.


This example returns the square root of an expression, the result of subtracting values in the Value1 and Value2 columns.

SQRT(Value1 - Value2)

This example returns the length of the third side of a right triangle by applying the SQUARE function to two variables and then calculating the square root of their sum. If Side1 contains 3 and Side2 contains 4, the SQRT function returns 5.

SQRT(SQUARE(@Side1) + SQUARE(@Side2))

  In expressions, variable names always include the @ prefix.

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