Returns the size, in radians, of an angle with the specified number of degrees.

radians(numeric)

*numeric*is any exact numeric (

*numeric*,*dec*,*decimal*,*tinyint*,*smallint*, or*int*), approximate numeric (*float*,*real*, or*double precision*), or*money*column, variable, constant expression, or a combination of these.

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**radians**, a mathematical function, converts degrees to radians. Results are of the same type as*numeric*.For expressions of type numeric or decimal, the results have an internal precision of 77 and a scale equal to that of the numeric expression.

When money datatypes are used, internal conversion to

*float*may cause loss of precision.For general information about mathematical functions, see “Mathematical functions”.

**SQL92** – Compliance level: Transact-SQL
extension.

Any user can execute **radians**.

**Function** degrees