Division (div, \)
The new column returns the division of two numbers or the division of a duration and an integer number. When both numbers are integer and the division is not exact, the result will be the value of the quotient.
How does it work in the search window?
Select Create column in the search window toolbar, then select the Division operation. You need to specify two arguments:
|Divide (mandatory)||integer, float, duration|
|by (mandatory)||integer, float|
The data type of the values in the new column is integer (when you divide an integer or float by another number) or duration (when you divide a duration by an integer).
The examples in this article use values in a data table generated from this CSV file. If you want to try the example for yourself, download the file and upload it to your domain clicking Data upload in the navigation pane. Name the new table
my.upload.sample.data and select Current date as Date parsing type. Learn more about uploading data in Uploading log files.
After receiving the confirmation message, you can access the table from the Finder, selecting my → upload → sample → data. When you upload data from a file, all the information is included in a single column called message. To split the values into different columns, you can use the Split operation. Click Toggle Query Editor in the search window toolbar and paste the following LINQ query to save time:
select split(message, ";", 16) as posNumbers1,
int(posNumbers1) as posNumbers1_int
We want to divide the values in the posNumbers1_int column of our table by 2. To do it, we will create a new column using the Division operation. Let's call the new column PosNumbers_divided.
The arguments needed to create the new column are:
- Divide - posNumbers1_int column
- by - Click the pencil icon and enter 2
Click Create column and you will see the following result:
How does it work in LINQ?
Use the operator
as... and add the operation syntax to create the new column. These are the valid formats of the Division operation:
number1 \ number2
duration \ integer
You can copy the following LINQ scripts and try the above example on the
from my.upload.sample.data select split(message, ";", 16) as posNumbers1, int(posNumbers1) as posNumbers1_int select posNumbers1_int \ 2 as `/2`
from my.upload.sample.data select split(message, ";", 16) as posNumbers1, int(posNumbers1) as posNumbers1_int select div(posNumbers1_int, 2) as `/2`