>= (Greater Than or Equal To) (U-SQL)


Compares two expressions for greater than or equal (a comparison operator). When you compare nonnull expressions, the result is TRUE if the left operand has a greater or equal value than the right operand; otherwise, the result is FALSE.


Greater_Than_Or_Equal_To_Operator :=                                                                     
    expression '>=' expression.


  • expression
    Is any valid expression. Both expressions must have implicitly convertible data types.

Return Type



  • The examples can be executed in Visual Studio with the Azure Data Lake Tools plug-in.
  • The scripts can be executed locally. An Azure subscription and Azure Data Lake Analytics account is not needed when executed locally.

Greater Than or Equal To with Numeric and Temporal Types

@somePeople = 
        ( VALUES
        (1, "Noah",    100, (int?)10000, new DateTime(2012,05,31)),
        (2, "Sophia",  100, (int?)15000, new DateTime(2012,03,19)),
        (3, "Liam",    100, (int?)30000, new DateTime(2014,09,14)),
        (6, "Emma",    200, (int?)8000,  new DateTime(2014,03,08)),
        (7, "Jacob",   200, (int?)8000,  new DateTime(2014,09,02)),
        (8, "Olivia",  200, (int?)8000,  new DateTime(2013,12,11)),
        (9, "Mason",   300, (int?)50000, new DateTime(2016,01,01)),
        (10, "",       400, (int?)15000, new DateTime(2014,09,14)),
        (11, "Ethan ", 400, (int?)null,  new DateTime(2015,08,22))
        ) AS T(EmpID, EmpName, DeptID, Salary, StartDate);

// All records where Salary is 8,000 or greater.
@result = SELECT * FROM @somePeople WHERE Salary >= 8000;
OUTPUT @result TO "/ReferenceGuide/Operators/Comparison/greaterThanOrEqualTo1.txt" USING Outputters.Tsv();

// All records where StartDate is 03/08/2014 or later
@result = SELECT * FROM @somePeople WHERE StartDate >= new DateTime(2014,03,08);
OUTPUT @result TO "/ReferenceGuide/Operators/Comparison/greaterThanOrEqualTo2.txt" USING Outputters.Tsv();

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