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Find the product of a field in Microsoft SQL Server

This function will produce the product of a field or set of values in SQL Server 2000.

There isn't a prebuild function for finding the product of field or set of values in SQL Server. But there is a...

workaround by using a combination of the SUM(), POWER() and LOG10() functions. If not for this query we would have to fetch all the records to the front-end and then do the calculation there or use cursors to parse the records and write the logic for multiplying within that procedure. I was doing it this way in some of my previous projects so this online query was really useful for me and my team -- hopefully it will be useful to you too. It works on SQL Server 7 and 2000.

Follow these steps:

  1. Find the LOG value of all the data
  2. Add all the LOG values
  3. With the help of POWER function return the SUM to the POWER 10.
Here is the query:
SELECT POWER(10, SUM(LOG10(SampleField))) from SampleTable

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This was last published in February 2005

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