~ (Bitwise Unary NOT) (TSQL Operator)

Returns the bitwise NOT value of an integer.

Syntax

~ expression

Arguments

expression
is a numeric expression of type bit, tinyint, smallint, int, bigint.

Return Types

Returns the same datatype as expression.

Examples

-- binary representation of  125 is 00000000 00000000 00000000 01111101
-- binary representation of ~125 is 11111111 11111111 11111111 10000010 (-126)

PRINT ~125;

The result is:

-126