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SQL BETWEEN Operator


The BETWEEN operator is used to select values within a range.


The SQL BETWEEN Operator

The BETWEEN operator selects values within a range. The values can be numbers, text, or dates.

SQL BETWEEN Syntax

SELECT column_name(s)
FROM table_name
WHERE column_name BETWEEN value1 AND value2;


Demo Database

In this tutorial we will use the well-known Northwind sample database.

Below is a selection from the "Products" table:

ProductID ProductName SupplierID CategoryID Unit Price
1 Chais 1 1 10 boxes x 20 bags 18
2 Chang 1 1 24 - 12 oz bottles 19
3 Aniseed Syrup 1 2 12 - 550 ml bottles 10
4 Chef Anton's Cajun Seasoning 1 2 48 - 6 oz jars 22
5 Chef Anton's Gumbo Mix 1 2 36 boxes 21.35


BETWEEN Operator Example

The following SQL statement selects all products with a price BETWEEN 10 and 20:

Example

SELECT * FROM Products
WHERE Price BETWEEN 10 AND 20;

Try it yourself »


NOT BETWEEN Operator Example

To display the products outside the range of the previous example, use NOT BETWEEN:

Example

SELECT * FROM Products
WHERE Price NOT BETWEEN 10 AND 20;

Try it yourself »


BETWEEN Operator with IN Example

The following SQL statement selects all products with a price BETWEEN 10 and 20, but products with a CategoryID of 1,2, or 3 should not be displayed:

Example

SELECT * FROM Products
WHERE (Price BETWEEN 10 AND 20)
AND NOT CategoryID IN (1,2,3);

Try it yourself »


BETWEEN Operator with Text Value Example

The following SQL statement selects all products with a ProductName beginning with any of the letter BETWEEN 'C' and 'M':

Example

SELECT * FROM Products
WHERE ProductName BETWEEN 'C' AND 'M';

Try it yourself »


NOT BETWEEN Operator with Text Value Example

The following SQL statement selects all products with a ProductName beginning with any of the letter NOT BETWEEN 'C' and 'M':

Example

SELECT * FROM Products
WHERE ProductName NOT BETWEEN 'C' AND 'M';

Try it yourself »


Sample Table

Below is a selection from the "Orders" table:

OrderID CustomerID EmployeeID OrderDate ShipperID
10248 90 5 7/4/1996 3
10249 81 6 7/5/1996 1
10250 34 4 7/8/1996 2
10251 84 3 7/9/1996 1
10252 76 4 7/10/1996 2


BETWEEN Operator with Date Value Example

The following SQL statement selects all orders with an OrderDate BETWEEN '04-July-1996' and '09-July-1996':

Example

SELECT * FROM Orders
WHERE OrderDate BETWEEN #07/04/1996# AND #07/09/1996#;

Try it yourself »

Note

Notice that the BETWEEN operator can produce different result in different databases!
In some databases, BETWEEN selects fields that are between and excluding the test values.
In other databases, BETWEEN selects fields that are between and including the test values.
And in other databases, BETWEEN selects fields between the test values, including the first test value and excluding the last test value.

Therefore: Check how your database treats the BETWEEN operator!




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