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    Unanswered: <>

    silly question, i know, but what does <> mean in a query? there's nothing in between the carats, but i haven't used that operand.

    thanks.
    Mos

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    it means "less than or greater than" or, in other words, "not equal"

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    Which is pretty much what it means anywhere, in any language, programming or otherwise!
    Hope this helps!

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    Not in every language
    E.g. Foxpro doesn't understand <> in certain contexts, so you must use !=
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    thanks, all! i greatly appreciate it. i just hadn't used that, but i am familiar w/the != syntax.
    Mos

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