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ANY/ IN predicate (value list)

The ANY/IN quantified predicate compares an expression or list of expressions with a list of specified values. The ANY predicate evaluates to TRUE if one or more of the values in the ValueList relate to the expression or list of expressions as indicated by the comparison operator. Similarly, the IN predicate evaluates to TRUE if the expression or list of expressions is equal to one of the values in the list.

SQL syntax

RowValueConstructor {CompOp {ANY| SOME} | IN} ValueList

The syntax for RowValueConstructor:

RowValueConstructorElement | (RowValueConstuctorList) |

The syntax for RowValueConstructorList:

RowValueConstructorElement[{, RowValueConstructorElement} ... ]

The syntax for RowValueConstructorElement:

Expression | NULL

The syntax for CompOp:

{= | <> | > | >= | < | <= }

The syntax for more than one element in the ValueList:

({Constant | ? | :DynamicParameter} [,...] )

The syntax for one element in the ValueList not enclosed in parentheses:

Constant | ? | :DynamicParameter

The syntax for an empty ValueList:

( )

The syntax for the ValueList for a list of expressions:

(({Constant | ? | :DynamicParameter} [,...]))


Component Description
Expression Specifies a value to be obtained. The values in ValueList must be compatible with the expression. For information on the syntax of expressions, see "Expression specification".
= Is equal to.
<> Is not equal to.
> Is greater than.
>= Is greater than or equal to.
< Is less than.
<= Is less than or equal to.


The predicate is TRUE if one or more of the values in the -ValueList relate to the expression or list of expressions as indicated by the comparison operator. SOME is a synonym for ANY.
ValueList A list of values that are compared against the expression's or list of expression's value. The ValueList cannot contain a column reference or a subquery. The ValueList can be nested if the left operand of the ValueList is a list.

Elements of the ValueList:

  • Constant—Indicates a specific value. See "Constants".

  • ?,:DynamicParameter—Placeholder for a dynamic parameter in a prepared SQL statement. The value of the dynamic parameter is supplied when the statement is executed.

  • Empty list, which are sometimes generated by SQL generation tools.



Select all item numbers containing orders of 100, 200, or 300 items.

SELECT DISTINCT OrderItems.ItemNumber 
FROM OrderItems
WHERE OrderItems.Quantity = ANY (100, 200, 300)

Get part numbers of parts whose weight is 12, 16, or 17.

SELECT Parts.PartNumber FROM Parts 
WHERE Parts.Weight IN (12, 16, 17);

Get part number of parts whose serial number is '1123-P-01', '1733-AD-01', :SerialNumber or :SerialInd, where :SerialNumber and :SerialInd are dynamic parameters whose values are supplied at runtime.

SELECT PartNumber FROM Purchasing.Parts 
WHERE SerialNumber
IN ('1123-P-01', '1733-AD-01',:SerialNumber, :SerialInd);

To query an empty select list for IN condition:


Illustrates the use of a list of expressions with in:

SELECT * FROM t1 WHERE (x1,y1) IN ((1,2), (3,4));

The following example illustrates the use of a list of expressions for the IN predicate. The query returns the department_name for departments with department_id = 240 and location_id = 1700.


The expression on the right side of the IN predicate must be enclosed in double parentheses (( )).
Command> select department_name from departments where (department_id, location_id) in ((240,1700));
< Government Sales >
1 row found.