* (Multiply) (Transact-SQL)
THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO: SQL Server (starting with 2008) Azure SQL Database Azure SQL Data Warehouse Parallel Data Warehouse
Multiplies two expressions (an arithmetic multiplication operator).
Is any valid expression of any one of the data types of the numeric data type category, except the datetime and smalldatetime data types.
Returns the data type of the argument with the higher precedence. For more information, see Data Type Precedence (Transact-SQL).
The following example retrieves the product identification number, name, the list price and the new list price of all the mountain bicycles in the Product table. The new list price is calculated by using the * arithmetic operator to multiply ListPrice by 1.15.
-- Uses AdventureWorks SELECT ProductID, Name, ListPrice, ListPrice * 1.15 AS NewPrice FROM Production.Product WHERE Name LIKE 'Mountain-%' ORDER BY ProductID ASC; GO
The following example retrieves the first and last name of employees in the dimEmployee table, and calculates the pay for VacationHours for each..
-- Uses AdventureWorks SELECT FirstName, LastName, BaseRate * VacationHours AS VacationPay FROM DimEmployee ORDER BY lastName ASC;