<> (Not Equal To) (Transact-SQL)

Compares two expressions (a comparison operator). When you compare nonnull expressions, the result is TRUE if the left operand is not equal to the right operand; otherwise, the result is FALSE. If either or both operands are NULL, see SET ANSI_NULLS (Transact-SQL).

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expression < > expression


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

Result Types


See Also


Data Types (Transact-SQL)
Operators (Transact-SQL)
Comparison Operators (Transact-SQL)

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