# STTouches (geometry Data Type)

Returns 1 if a geometry instance spatially touches another geometry instance. Returns 0 if it does not.

## Syntax

```
.STTouches (other_geometry)
```

## Arguments

- other_geometry

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

## Return Types

SQL Server return type: bit

CLR return type: SqlBoolean

## Remarks

Two geometry instances touch if their point sets intersect, but their interiors do not intersect.

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

## Examples

The following example uses STTouches() to test two geometry instances to see if they touch.

```
DECLARE @g geometry;
DECLARE @h geometry;
SET @g = geometry::STGeomFromText('LINESTRING(0 2, 2 0, 4 2)', 0);
SET @h = geometry::STGeomFromText('POINT(1 1)', 0);
SELECT @g.STTouches(@h);
```

## See Also