Oracle / PLSQL: MOD Function

This article is written about how to use the Oracle/PLSQL MOD function with syntax and examples.

Description

The Oracle/PLSQL MOD function returns the remainder of m divided by n.

Syntax

The syntax for the MOD function in Oracle/PLSQL is:

MOD( m, n )

Parameters or Arguments

m

Numeric value used in the calculation.

n

Numeric value used in the calculation.

Calculation

The MOD is calculated as follows:

m - n * floor(m/n)

Returns

The MOD function returns a numeric value.

The MOD function returns m if n is 0.

Note

The MOD function uses the FLOOR function in its formula.

See also the REMAINDER function.

Applies To

The MOD function can be used in the following versions of Oracle/PLSQL:

Oracle 12c, Oracle 11g, Oracle 10g, Oracle 9i, Oracle 8i

Example

Let’s look at some Oracle MOD function examples and explore how to use the MOD function in Oracle/PLSQL.

For example:

MOD(15, 4)
Result: 3

MOD(15, 0)
Result: 15

MOD(11.6, 2)
Result: 1.6

MOD(11.6, 2.1)
Result: 1.1

MOD(-15, 4)
Result: -3

MOD(-15, 0)
Result: -15