!= (Not Equal To) (Transact-SQL)
Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview
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Tests whether one expression is not equal to another expression (a comparison operator). If either or both operands are NULL, NULL is returned. Functions the same as the <> (Not Equal To) comparison operator.
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Data Warehouse Public Preview.