How MySQL virtual GENERATED COLUMNS can work with mathematical expressions?

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It can be illustrated with the help of an example in which we are creating a virtual generated column in the table named ‘triangle’. As we know that virtual generated column can be generated with or without using the keyword ‘virtual’.

Example

mysql> Create table triangle(SideA DOUBLE, SideB DOUBLE, SideC DOUBLE AS (SQRT(SideA * SideB + SideB * SideB)));
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.44 sec)

mysql> Describe Triangle;
+-------+--------+------+-----+---------+-------------------+
| Field | Type   | Null | Key | Default | Extra             |
+-------+--------+------+-----+---------+-------------------+
| SideA | double | YES  |     | NULL    |                   |
| SideB | double | YES  |     | NULL    |                   |
| SideC | double | YES  |     | NULL    | VIRTUAL GENERATED |
+-------+--------+------+-----+---------+-------------------+
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)

The above description shows that the column SideC is a virtually generated column.

mysql> INSERT INTO triangle(SideA, SideB) Values(1,1),(3,4),(6,8);
Query OK, 3 rows affected (0.15 sec)
Records: 3 Duplicates: 0 Warnings: 0

mysql> Select * from triangle;
+-------+-------+--------------------+
| SideA | SideB | SideC              |
+-------+-------+--------------------+
| 1     | 1     | 1.4142135623730951 |
| 3     | 4     | 5.291502622129181  |
| 6     | 8     | 10.583005244258363 |
+-------+-------+--------------------+
3 rows in set (0.03 sec)
raja
Published on 22-Feb-2018 11:40:56
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