Feedback
latest
Arithmetic operators¶
Arithmetic operators perform mathematical operations on numeric values (including timestamps):
Operator 
Description 


Add one number to another 

Subtract the second number from the first 

Multiply the first number with the second 

Divide the first number by the second 

Finds the remainder of division of one number by another 

Finds the exponentiation of one number raised to another 
Note
Operators are evaluated from left to right. Operation with a higher precedence is performed before operation with a lower precedence. Operators have the following precedence (from higher to lower): 1. Parentheses 2. Exponentiation 3. Multiplication and Division 4. Addition and Subtraction Use parentheses if you want to ensure a specific order of evaluation.
Here’s an example that uses all of the available arithmetic operators:
cr> select ((2 * 4.0  2 ^ 3 + 1) / 2) % 3 AS n;
++
 n 
++
 0.5 
++
SELECT 1 row in set (... sec)
Arithmetic operators always return the data type of the argument with the higher precision.
In the case of division, if both arguments are integers, the result will also be an integer with the fractional part truncated:
cr> select 5 / 2 AS a, 5 / 2.0 AS b;
+++
 a  b 
+++
 2  2.5 
+++
SELECT 1 row in set (... sec)
Note
The same restrictions that apply to scalar functions also apply to arithmetic operators.