regr_slope aggregate function

Applies to: check marked yes Databricks SQL check marked yes Databricks Runtime

Returns the slope of the linear regression line in a group where xExpr and yExpr are NOT NULL.


regr_slope( [ALL | DISTINCT] yExpr, xExpr) [FILTER ( WHERE cond ) ]

This function can also be invoked as a window function using the OVER clause.


  • yExpr: A numeric expression, the dependent variable.

  • xExpr: A numeric expression, the independent variable.

  • cond: An optional Boolean expression filtering the rows used for the function.



Any nulls within the group are ignored. If a group is empty or consists only of nulls, the result is NULL.

If DISTINCT is specified, the average is computed after duplicates are removed.


> SELECT regr_slope(y, x) FROM VALUES (1, 2), (2, 3), (2, 3), (null, 4), (4, null) AS T(y, x);