STEquals (geometry Data Type)

Applies to: yesSQL Server (all supported versions) YesAzure SQL Database YesAzure SQL Managed Instance

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 )  

Note

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

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