STEquals (geometry Data Type)

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)yesAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

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

Spatial Indexes Overview
OGC Methods on Geometry Instances