The MySQL 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:

ProductIDProductNameSupplierIDCategoryIDUnitPrice
1Chais1110 boxes x 20 bags18
2Chang1124 – 12 oz bottles19
3Aniseed Syrup1212 – 550 ml bottles10
4Chef Anton’s Cajun Seasoning1248 – 6 oz jars22
5Chef Anton’s Gumbo Mix1236 boxes21.35

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;

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;

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 CategoryID NOT IN (1,2,3);

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;

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;

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;

Sample Table

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

OrderIDCustomerIDEmployeeIDOrderDateShipperID
102489057/4/19963
102498167/5/19961
102503447/8/19962
102518437/9/19961
102527647/10/19962

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 '1996-07-01' AND '1996-07-31';