SQL ANY and ALL Operators

  • ALL
  • ANY
  • SOME

The ANY and ALL opreators allow you to perform a comparison between a single column value and a range of other values.

SQL ANY OPERATOR

The ANY operator:

  • returns a boolean value as a result
  • The SOME and ANY operator do the exact same thing.
  • returns TRUE if ANY of the subquery values meet the condition
  • MUST follow a comparison operator means “return TRUE if the comparison is TRUE for ANY of the values in the column that the subquery returns.
  • IN subqueries, the IN is an aliead for = ANY
  • It must be preceded by =, !=, >, <, <=, >= and followed by a list or subquery.

ANY means that the condition will be true if the operation is true for any of the values in the range.

SYNTAX EXAMPLE: 1

SQL ALL OPERATOR

  • The ALL comparison condition is used to compare a value to a list or subquery. It must be preceded by =, !=, >, <, <=, >= and followed by a list or subquery.
  • When the ALL condition is followed by a list, the optimizer expands the initial condition to all elements of the list and strings them together with AND operators, as shown below.
  • returns a boolean value as a result
  • returns TRUE if ALL of the subquery values meet the condition
  • is used with SELECTWHERE and HAVING statements

ALL Syntax With SELECT

ALL Syntax With WHERE or HAVING

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