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STIsEmpty (geometry Data Type)

Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview

Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

Returns 1 if a geometry instance is empty. Returns 0 if a geometry instance is not empty.

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), Azure SQL Database.

.STIsEmpty ( )

SQL Server return type: bit

CLR return type: SqlBoolean

The following example creates an empty geometry instance and uses STIsEmpty() to test whether the instance is empty.

DECLARE @g geometry;
SET @g = geometry::STGeomFromText('POLYGON EMPTY', 0);
SELECT @g.STIsEmpty();

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