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RAND

Applies to ✅ Open Source Edition   ✅ Express Edition   ✅ Professional Edition   ✅ Enterprise Edition

The RAND() function produces a random number.

SELECT rand();
create.select(rand()).fetch();

The result being

+------+
| rand |
+------+
|    4 | chosen by fair dice roll
+------+

Dialect support

This example using jOOQ:

rand()

Translates to the following dialect specific expressions:

Access

rnd

ASE, Aurora MySQL, BigQuery, DB2, Firebird, H2, HSQLDB, Hana, MariaDB, MemSQL, MySQL, SQLDataWarehouse, SQLServer, Sybase, Trino

rand()

Aurora Postgres, CockroachDB, Derby, DuckDB, Exasol, Postgres, Redshift, SQLite, Vertica, YugabyteDB

random()

Oracle

DBMS_RANDOM.RANDOM

Teradata

(CAST((random(-2147483648, 2147483647) + 2147483648) AS NUMERIC(38, 19)) / 4294967295)

Informix, Snowflake

/* UNSUPPORTED */

(These are currently generated with jOOQ 3.20, see #10141), or translate your own on our website

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