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STDEVP (Transact-SQL)

Returns the statistical standard deviation for the population for all values in the specified expression. May be followed by the OVER clause.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

STDEVP ( [ ALL | DISTINCT ] expression ) 


Applies the function to all values. ALL is the default.


Specifies that each unique value is considered.


Is a numeric expression. Aggregate functions and subqueries are not permitted. expression is an expression of the exact numeric or approximate numeric data type category, except for the bit data type.

If STDEVP is used on all items in a SELECT statement, each value in the result set is included in the calculation. STDEVP can be used with numeric columns only. Null values are ignored.

The following example returns the standard deviation for the population for all bonus values in the SalesPerson table.

USE AdventureWorks2008R2;
FROM Sales.SalesPerson;
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