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Aggregate function. Calculates the sample variance value from a set of numbers. VAR_SAMP returns NULL if there are not matching rows.


VAR_SAMP ( expression )


  • expression: any expression. This may be a column name, the result of another function, or a math operation.

Return Type

A double.


select VAR_SAMP(table_rows) from information_schema.tables;
| VAR_SAMP(table_rows) |
|       2.1500    |
1 row in set (2.87 sec)