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11g Release 1 (11.1)

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FLOOR

Syntax

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Purpose

FLOOR returns largest integer equal to or less than n.

This function takes as an argument any numeric datatype or any nonnumeric datatype that can be implicitly converted to a numeric datatype. The function returns the same datatype as the numeric datatype of the argument.

See Also:

Table 2-10, "Implicit Type Conversion Matrix" for more information on implicit conversion

Examples

The following example returns the largest integer equal to or less than 15.7:

SELECT FLOOR(15.7) "Floor" FROM DUAL;

     Floor
----------
        15