**THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:**SQL Server (starting with 2012)Azure SQL DatabaseAzure SQL Data Warehouse Parallel Data Warehouse

Returns 1 if a **geometry** instance crosses another **geometry** instance. Returns 0 if it does not.

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|**Applies to**: SQL Server ( SQL Server 2012 through current version), Azure SQL Database.|

## Syntax

```
.STCrosses ( other_geometry )
```

## Arguments

*other_geometry*

Is another **geometry** instance to compare against the instance on which `STCrosses()`

is invoked.

## Return Types

SQL Server return type: **bit**

CLR return type: **SqlBoolean**

## Remarks

Two **geometry** instances cross if both of the following conditions are true:

The intersection of the two

**geometry**instances results in a geometry whose dimensions are less than the maximum dimension of the source**geometry**instances.The intersection set is interior to both source

**geometry**instances.This method always returns null if the spatial reference IDs (SRIDs) of the

**geometry**instances do not match.

## Examples

The following example uses `STCrosses()`

to test two `geometry`

instances to see if they cross.

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