IN (SQL Server Compact Edition)

Determines whether a given value matches any value in a subquery or a list.


test_expression [ NOT ] IN 
   ( subquery 
      | expression [ ,...n ] 


  • test_expression
    Any valid expression in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition.
  • subquery
    A subquery that has a result set of one column. This column must have the same data type as test_expression.
  • expression [ ,... n]
    A list of expressions to test for a match. All expressions must be of the same type as test_expression.

Result Types


Return Value

If the value of test_expressionis equal to any value returned by subquery, or is equal to any expression from the comma-separated list, then the return value is TRUE. Otherwise, the return value is FALSE.

Using NOT IN negates the returned value.


The following example selects all customers in a table who are from Brazil, Argentina, and Venezuela.

SELECT * FROM Customers WHERE Country IN ('Brazil', 'Argentina', 'Venezuela')