# Operators

Name Description
AND, && Logical AND
= Assign a value (as part of a `SET` statement, or as part of the `SET` clause in an `UPDATE` statement)
:= Assign a value
BETWEEN … AND … Check whether a value is within a range of values
BINARY Cast a string to a binary string
& Bitwise AND
~ Bitwise inversion
| Bitwise OR
^ Bitwise XOR
CASE Case operator
DIV Integer division
/ Division operator
= Equal operator
<=> NULL-safe equal to operator
> Greater than operator
>= Greater than or equal operator
IS Test a value against a boolean
IS NOT Test a value against a boolean
IS NOT NULL NOT NULL value test
IS NULL NULL value test
-> Return value from JSON column after evaluating path; equivalent to `JSON_EXTRACT()`
Return value from JSON column after evaluating path and unquoting the result; equivalent to `JSON_UNQUOTE(JSON_EXTRACT())`
« Left shift
< Less than operator
<= Less than or equal operator
LIKE Simple pattern matching
- Minus operator
%, MOD Modulo operator
NOT, ! Negates value
NOT BETWEEN … AND … Check whether a value is not within a range of values
!=, <> Not equal operator
NOT LIKE Negation of simple pattern matching
NOT REGEXP Negation of REGEXP
||, OR Logical OR
REGEXP Pattern matching using regular expressions
» Right shift
RLIKE Synonym for REGEXP
SOUNDS LIKE Compare sounds
* Multiplication operator
- Change the sign of the argument
XOR Logical XOR

## Operator precedence

Operator precedences are shown in the following list, from highest precedence to the lowest. Operators that are shown together on a line have the same precedence.

``````INTERVAL
BINARY, COLLATE
!
- (unary minus), ~ (unary bit inversion)
^
*, /, DIV, %, MOD
-, +
<<, >>
&
|
= (comparison), <=>, >=, >, <=, <, <>, !=, IS, LIKE, REGEXP, IN
BETWEEN, CASE, WHEN, THEN, ELSE
NOT
AND, &&
XOR
OR, ||
= (assignment), :=
``````

For details, see here.

## Comparison functions and operators

Name Description
BETWEEN … AND … Check whether a value is within a range of values
COALESCE() Return the first non-NULL argument
= Equal operator
<=> NULL-safe equal to operator
> Greater than operator
>= Greater than or equal operator
GREATEST() Return the largest argument
IN() Check whether a value is within a set of values
INTERVAL() Return the index of the argument that is less than the first argument
IS Test a value against a boolean
IS NOT Test a value against a boolean
IS NOT NULL NOT NULL value test
IS NULL NULL value test
ISNULL() Test whether the argument is NULL
LEAST() Return the smallest argument
< Less than operator
<= Less than or equal operator
LIKE Simple pattern matching
NOT BETWEEN … AND … Check whether a value is not within a range of values
!=, <> Not equal operator
NOT IN() Check whether a value is not within a set of values
NOT LIKE Negation of simple pattern matching
STRCMP() Compare two strings

For details, see here.

## Logical operators

Name Description
AND, && Logical AND
NOT, ! Negates value
||, OR Logical OR
XOR Logical XOR

For details, see here.

## Assignment operators

Name Description
= Assign a value (as part of a `SET` statement, or as part of the `SET` clause in an `UPDATE` statement)
:= Assign a value

For details, see here.