> (Greater Than) (Transact-SQL)

Compares two expressions (a comparison operator) in SQL Server 2012. When you compare nonnull expressions, the result is TRUE if the left operand has a value higher than the right operand; otherwise, the result is FALSE. If either or both operands are NULL, see the topic 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



A. Using > in a simple query

The following example returns all rows in the HumanResources.Department table that have a value in DepartmentID that is greater than the value 13.

USE AdventureWorks2012;
SELECT DepartmentID, Name
FROM HumanResources.Department
WHERE DepartmentID > 13
ORDER BY DepartmentID;

Here is the result set.

DepartmentID Name
------------ --------------------------------------------------
14           Facilities and Maintenance
15           Shipping and Receiving
16           Executive

(3 row(s) affected)

B. Using > to compare two variables

DECLARE @a int = 45, @b int = 40;
SELECT IIF ( @a > @b, 'TRUE', 'FALSE' ) AS Result;

Here is the result set.


(1 row(s) affected)

See Also


IIF (Transact-SQL)

Data Types (Transact-SQL)

Operators (Transact-SQL)