SQL Server POWER() Function

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POWER()

Function

Example

Return 4 raised to the second power:

SELECT POWER(4, 2);


Definition and Usage

The POWER() function returns the value of a number raised to the power of another number.

Syntax

POWER(

a

,

b

)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description

a
Required. A number (the base)

b
Required. A number (the exponent)

Technical Details

Works in: SQL Server (starting with 2008), Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Data
Warehouse, Parallel Data Warehouse

More Examples

Example

Return 8 raised to the third power:

SELECT POWER(8, 3);