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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.

Wrangle vs. SQL: This function is part of Wrangle , a proprietary data transformation language. Wrangle is not SQL. For more information, see Wrangle Language.

## Basic Usage

negate(MyValue)

Output: Returns the opposite of the value in the MyValue column.

## Syntax and Arguments

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.

### 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 value15

## Examples

### 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 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:

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

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