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SQL IN Operator

SQL IN Operator helps you to specify multiple values in a WHERE Clause.

SQL IN Operator


SQL IN Operator helps you to specify multiple values in a WHERE Clause.

Understand with Example

The Tutorial illustrate an example from SQL IN Operator. In this example, we create a table 'Stu_Table'. The create table statement is used to create a table Stu_Table.

Create Table Stu_Table

create table Stu_Table(Stu_Id integer(2), Stu_Name varchar(15), Stu_Class  varchar(10))

Insert data into Stu_Table

The insert into add the records or rows value to the table 'Stu_Table'.

insert into Stu_Table values(1,'Komal',10);
insert into Stu_Table values(2,'Ajay',10);
insert into Stu_Table values(3,'Rakesh',10);
insert into Stu_Table values(4,'Bhanu',10);
insert into Stu_Table values(5,'Santosh',10);
insert into Stu_Table values(1,'Komal',10);


Stu_Id Stu_Name Stu_Class
1 Komal 10
2 Ajay 10
3 Rakesh 10
4 Bhanu 10
5 Santosh 10
1 Komal 10

SQL IN Syntax

The SQL IN Syntax is used to return the records from table specify multiple values in WHERE Clause.

SELECT ColumnName(s)
FROM TableName
WHERE ColumnName IN(value1, value2,...)

SQL IN Query

The given below Query return you the records from table stu_table specifying multiple value in Stu_Name containing name 'komal' and 'Rakesh'.

SELECT Stu_Id, Stu_Name, Stu_Class
FROM Stu_Table
WHERE Stu_Name IN('Komal', 'Rakesh')


Stu_Id Stu_Name Stu_Class
1 Komal 10
3 Rakesh 10
1 Komal 10



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November 18, 2011
Re: Clarification

Is it possible to used 'IN' Operator for checking Numbers Example: SELECT * FROM EMPLOYEE WHERE NET_PAY IN > 25000;
March 19, 2012
IN parameter should be varchar..?

Hi, I declared an IN operator with some parameter on NUMBER type filed in SQL Query. Is that parameter should be declared as var-char even though the field was a NUMBER type. Please suggest me the right way.. Thank U,