mod (modulo or remainder)

VALUE1

mod VALUE2

The** mod **operator computes the remainder (modulo) after integer division.

**Parameters**

** value1** – The first numeric or text value.

** value2** – The second numeric or text value.

**Description**

The *mod* operator converts both operands into integers and then divides them. It ignores the result of the division and calculates the remainder. The result is always an integer ranging from 0 to one less than the right hand operand.

`16 mod 5 ☞ `*1*
17 mod 5 ☞ *2*
18 mod 5 ☞ *3*
19 mod 5 ☞ *4*
20 mod 5 ☞ *0*
21 mod 5 ☞ *1*
22 mod 5 ☞ *2*
23 mod 5 ☞ *3*
24 mod 5 ☞ *4*

As you can see, the *mod* operator can be used to generate a sequence of repeating numbers from 0 to a number you specify. For example, here is a quick formula that can be used to arbitrarily select every 4th record in a database.

```
seq() mod 4 = 0
```

Note for C Programmers: The *mod* operator is equivalent to C’s % operator.

**Error Messages**

** Cannot modulo text by a number** – Both parameters of the mod operator must be numbers.

**See Also**

**History**

Version | Status | Notes |

10.0 | No Change | Carried over from Panorama 6.0 |