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SQL EXP() function

EXP() function

SQL EXP() function returns e raised to the n-th power(n is the numeric expression), where e is the base of a natural algorithm and the value of e is approximately 2.71828183.

Syntax:

 EXP(expression) 

Parameters:

Name Description
expression An expression which is a float or can be converted to a float.

MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, and Oracle

All of above platforms support the SQL syntax of EXP().

SQL EXP() function: Pictorial presentation

SQL EXP() function

Example:

To get the e raised by 2's power from the DUAL table, the following SQL statement can be used:

SELECT EXP(2) AS e_to_2s_power 
FROM dual;

Output:

E_TO_2S_POWER
-------------
    7.3890561

Note: Outputs of the said SQL statement shown here is taken by using Oracle Database 10g Express Edition.

Here is a slide presentation which covers the SQL arithmetic functions.

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