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11g Release 1 (11.1)

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SQRT

The SQRT function computes the square root of an expression.

Return Value

DECIMAL

Syntax

SQRT(expression)

Arguments

expression

The numeric expression whose square root is to be computed.

Notes

Negative Expressions

When expression is negative and ROOTOFNEGATIVE is set to NO, an error occurs. When expression is negative and ROOTOFNEGATIVE is set to YES, SQRT returns the value NA.

Examples

Example 8-102 Calculating a Square Root

This example calculates the square root of 144. The statement

SHOW SQRT(144)

produces the following result.

12.00