> (Greater Than) (Transact-SQL)

> (Greater Than) (Transact-SQL)


THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server (starting with 2008) yesAzure SQL Database yesAzure SQL Data Warehouse yesParallel Data Warehouse

Compares two expressions (a comparison operator) in SQL Server 2016. When you compare nonnull expressions, the result is TRUE if the left operand has a value higher than the right operand; otherwise, the result is FALSE. If either or both operands are NULL, see the topic SET ANSI_NULLS (Transact-SQL).

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

expression > expression
-- Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Parallel Data Warehouse


Is any valid expression. Both expressions must have implicitly convertible data types. The conversion depends on the rules of data type precedence.

The following example returns all rows in the HumanResources.Department table that have a value in DepartmentID that is greater than the value 13.

--Uses AdventureWorks

SELECT DepartmentID, Name
FROM HumanResources.Department
WHERE DepartmentID > 13
ORDER BY DepartmentID;

Here is the result set.

DepartmentID Name
------------ --------------------------------------------------
14           Facilities and Maintenance
15           Shipping and Receiving
16           Executive

(3 row(s) affected)

DECLARE @a int = 45, @b int = 40;
SELECT IIF ( @a > @b, 'TRUE', 'FALSE' ) AS Result;

Here is the result set.


(1 row(s) affected)

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