> (Greater Than) (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: SQL Server (all supported versions) Azure SQL Database Azure SQL Managed Instance Azure Synapse Analytics Analytics Platform System (PDW)

Compares two expressions (a comparison operator) in SQL Server. 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).

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions


expression > expression  


To view Transact-SQL syntax for SQL Server 2014 and earlier, see Previous versions documentation.


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.

--Uses AdventureWorks  
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)