This is a quick blog to “document” a T-SQL technique for generating random numbers. I’ve been using this for years, but don’t use it frequently enough to have it fully memorized. So whenever I do need it, I must constantly have to go look up whenever I need to use it.
Click through for Andy’s method. This will generate random numbers based on a uniform distribution: the likelihood of getting any value in the range is equal. If you want to build out some data that approximates a normal distribution, I have a blog post for that.