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Square Root in Microsoft SQL Server ?

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I'm trying to run the following ACCESS query on a MS SQL Server box.

SELECT (abs(Sqr((([GRIDN]-43550)^2)+(([GRIDE]-43170)^2)))/100) AS TheDistance, *
FROM Nearest

It's complaining about the Sqr function.  
Does this function exist ?

If not, how can this (Pythagora's) function be written ?

Will grade A for a quick accurate response.
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by:nigelrivett
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no
sqrt(number) is t-sql

look in the bol
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SELECT (abs(Sqrt((power([GRIDN]-43550),2)+(power([GRIDE]-43170),2)))/100) AS TheDistance, *
FROM Nearest

could use square instead of power.
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by:coopa
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Testing now,

Thanks for the quick response.
If it works you win.
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by:coopa
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Had to swap SQRT and ABS around, also the POWER function gave errors (^2 works though) but other than that, Perfect answer.

Thanks.
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by:coopa
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my mistake, the ^2 does not work and POWER(value,2) does

Rich
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