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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, CUBRID, DB2, FIREBIRD, H2, HANA, HSQLDB, MARIADB, MYSQL, SQLSERVER, SYBASE
rand()

-- DERBY, INGRES, POSTGRES, REDSHIFT, SQLITE, VERTICA
random()

-- ORACLE
DBMS_RANDOM.RANDOM

-- AURORA_MYSQL, AURORA_POSTGRES, COCKROACHDB, INFORMIX, MEMSQL, SQLDATAWAREHOUSE, TERADATA
/* UNSUPPORTED */

(These are currently generated with jOOQ 3.15, see #10141)

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