Arithmetic Operators (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: SQL Server Azure SQL Database Azure SQL Managed Instance Azure Synapse Analytics Analytics Platform System (PDW) SQL analytics endpoint in Microsoft Fabric Warehouse in Microsoft Fabric

Arithmetic operators run mathematical operations on two expressions of one or more data types. They're run from the numeric data type category. For more information about data type categories, see Transact-SQL syntax conventions.

Operator Meaning
+ (Add) Addition
- (Subtract) Subtraction
* (Multiply) Multiplication
/ (Divide) Division
% (Modulo) Returns the integer remainder of a division. For example, 12 % 5 = 2 because the remainder of 12 divided by 5 is 2.

The plus (+) and minus (-) operators can also be used to run arithmetic operations on datetime and smalldatetime values.

For more information about the precision and scale of an arithmetic operation result, see Precision, Scale, and Length (Transact-SQL).

See Also

Mathematical Functions (Transact-SQL)
Data Types (Transact-SQL)
Expressions (Transact-SQL)