# SQL Query Question

Select custid, (custid % 3+1) as Value
From Sales.Customers

What does the (custid % 3+1) do?

The results of the query is:

Custid     Value
1               2
2               3
3               1
4               2
5               3
6               1
7               2
8               3
9               1
11             3
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Systems Analyst II, SCM, ERPCommented:
Think back to elementary school when you had to do division and leave a remainder.  That causes it to take the customer ID, divide by 3 and find the remainder.  Then, it adds 1 to the remainder.

1 / 3 = 0 R1 --> so the result would be 1 + 1 = 2
2 / 3 = 0 R2 --> so the result would be 2 + 1 = 3
11 / 3 = 3 R2 --> so the result would be 2 + 1 = 3
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IT - Project ManagerCommented:
Yes, second Brian.

(custid % 3+1)

Custid     Value
1               2
2               3
3               1
4               2
11            3

if custid is 4, your query will do (4/3), leaving the reminder to add 1, so result is 2.

(11 % 3 + 1) = (11/3) = 3*3 = 9, so remainder is 2 (+1) = 3
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