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sql_exp - ( )
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... ( sql_exp ) ...
Every full SQL expression sql_exp can be enclosed in brackets ( ... ). There must be a blank after the opening parenthesis and before the closing parenthesis. Parenthesis specify the priority with which expressions are evaluated. Parenthesis levels are evaluated from inside out and from left to right. The result of a parenthesis is the result of the outermost expression in the parenthesis.
Parentheses are used especially in arithmetic expressions to control the priority of calculations.