Arithmetic

Arithmetic operators are used to combine numeric expressions arithmetically to form other numeric expressions. Valid arithmetic operators are (in descending order of precedence):

Operator | Description |

+ and - | plus and minus (unary) |

** | exponentiation (binary) |

* and / | multiplication and division (binary) |

+ and - | addition and subtraction (binary) |

Unary operators group from right to left and binary operators group from left to right. You can use the unary minus (-) to reverse the algebraic sign of a value.

To force a desired order of evaluation, use parentheses; for example:

(job.lowsal + 1000) * 12

is an expression in which the parentheses force the addition operator (+) to take precedence over the multiplication operator (*).

Last modified date: 06/10/2024