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ABS (SQL Server Compact Edition)

Returns the absolute, positive value of the given numeric expression.


ABS ( numeric_expression )

numeric_expression

Is an expression of the exact numeric or approximate numeric data type categories, or types that are implicitly convertible to float.

Returns the same type as numeric_expression except for the following expressions:

Specified expression Return type

tinyint, smallint

int

real/float

float

Nonnumeric types that can be implicitly converted to float

float

The following example returns the absolute value of the difference between the number of products in stock and number of products that have been ordered.

SELECT (UnitsInStock - UnitsOnOrder), ABS(UnitsInStock - UnitsOnOrder)
FROM Products
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