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Returns the opposite of the value that is the first argument. Equivalent to the `-` operator placed in front of the argument.

• The argument can be a literal Integer or Decimal number, a function returning a number, or a reference to a column containing numeric values.

NOTE: Within an expression, you might choose to use the corresponding operator, instead of this function. For more information, see Numeric Operators.

## Basic Usage

derive type:single value: NEGATE(MyValue) as:'oppositeOfMyValue'

Output: The opposite of the value in the `MyValue` column is stored in a new column `oppositeOfMyValue`

## Syntax and Arguments

derive type:single value:NEGATE(value1)

ArgumentRequired?Data TypeDescription
value1YstringThe first value must be an Integer or Decimal literal, column reference, or expression that evaluates to one of those two numeric types.

For more information on syntax standards, see Language Documentation Syntax Notes.

### value1

Integer or Decimal expressions, column references or literals.

• Missing or mismatched values generate missing string results.

Usage Notes:

Required?Data TypeExample Value
YesLiteral, function, or column reference returning an Integer or Decimal value`15`

## Examples

Tip: For additional examples, see Common Tasks.

### Example - Numeric Functions

This example demonstrate the following numeric functions:

Source:

ValueAValueB
82
104
1510
56

Transformation:

Execute the following transformation steps:

Transformation Name `New formula` `Single row formula` `ADD(ValueA, ValueB)` `'add'`

Transformation Name `New formula` `Single row formula` `SUBTRACT(ValueA, ValueB)` `'subtract'`

Transformation Name `New formula` `Single row formula` `MULTIPLY(ValueA, ValueB)` `'multiply'`

Transformation Name `New formula` `Single row formula` `DIVIDE(ValueA, ValueB)` `'divide'`

Transformation Name `New formula` `Single row formula` `MOD(ValueA, ValueB)` `'mod'`

Transformation Name `New formula` `Single row formula` `NEGATE(ValueA)` `'negativeA'`

Transformation Name `New formula` `Single row formula` `LCM(ValueA, ValueB)` `'lcm'`

Results:

With a bit of cleanup, your dataset results might look like the following:

ValueAValueBlcmnegativeAmoddividemultiplysubtractadd
828-80416610
10420-1022.540614
151030-1551.5150525
5630-550.83333333330-111

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