# STEquals (geometry Data Type)

Returns 1 if a geometry instance represents the same point set as another geometry instance. Returns 0 if it does not.

## Syntax

```
.STEquals ( other_geometry )
```

## Arguments

- other_geometry

Is another geometry instance to compare against the instance on which STEquals() is invoked.

## Return Types

SQL Server return type: bit

CLR return type: SqlBoolean

## Remarks

This method always returns null if the spatial reference IDs (SRIDs) of the geometry instances do not match.

## Examples

The following example creates two geometry instances with STGeomFromText() that are equal but not trivially equal, and uses STEquals() to test their equality.

```
DECLARE @g geometry
DECLARE @h geometry;
SET @g = geometry::STGeomFromText('LINESTRING(0 2, 2 0, 4 2)', 0);
SET @h = geometry::STGeomFromText('MULTILINESTRING((4 2, 2 0), (0 2, 2 0))', 0);
SELECT @g.STEquals(@h);
```

## See Also