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SQL BETWEEN Operator


The SQL BETWEEN Operator

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

The BETWEEN operator is inclusive: begin and end values are included. 

BETWEEN Syntax

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

Demo Database

Below is a selection from the "Products" table in the Northwind sample database:

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 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;
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NOT BETWEEN 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;
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BETWEEN with IN Example

The following SQL statement selects all products with a price BETWEEN 10 and 20. In addition; do not show products with a CategoryID of 1,2, or 3:

Example

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

The following SQL statement selects all products with a ProductName BETWEEN Carnarvon Tigers and Mozzarella di Giovanni:

Example

SELECT * FROM Products
WHERE ProductName BETWEEN 'Carnarvon Tigers' AND 'Mozzarella di Giovanni'
ORDER BY ProductName;
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The following SQL statement selects all products with a ProductName BETWEEN Carnarvon Tigers and Chef Anton's Cajun Seasoning:

Example

SELECT * FROM Products
WHERE ProductName BETWEEN "Carnarvon Tigers" AND "Chef Anton's Cajun Seasoning"
ORDER BY ProductName;
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NOT BETWEEN Text Values Example

The following SQL statement selects all products with a ProductName NOT BETWEEN Carnarvon Tigers and Mozzarella di Giovanni:

Example

SELECT * FROM Products
WHERE ProductName NOT BETWEEN 'Carnarvon Tigers' AND 'Mozzarella di Giovanni'
ORDER BY ProductName;
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Sample Table

Below is a selection from the "Orders" table in the Northwind sample database:

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 Dates Example

The following SQL statement selects all orders with an OrderDate BETWEEN '01-July-1996' and '31-July-1996':

Example

SELECT * FROM Orders
WHERE OrderDate BETWEEN #01/07/1996# AND #31/07/1996#;
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OR:

Example

SELECT * FROM Orders
WHERE OrderDate BETWEEN '1996-07-01' AND '1996-07-31';
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Test Yourself With Exercises

Exercise:

Use the BETWEEN operator to select all the records where the value of the Price column is between 10 and 20.

SELECT * FROM Products
WHERE Price 
;

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