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The SQL NOT keyword is used with a SQL WHERE clause and displays a record where the specified condition is not true.

Syntax

The syntax for using NOT keyword is given below:

SELECT column1, column2, column3, ...
FROM table_name
WHERE NOT condition;

Example:

Consider a database table called Employee with the following records:

IDNameCityAgeSalary
1JohnLondon253000
2MarryNew York242750
3JoParis272800
4KimAmsterdam303100
5RameshNew Delhi283000
6HuangBeijing282800

  • To select all records of the Employee table where City is NOT "New Delhi", the SQL code is given below.

    SELECT * FROM Employee
    WHERE NOT City = 'New Delhi';
    

    This result of the query is shown below:

    EmpIDNameCityAgeSalary
    1JohnLondon253000
    2MarryNew York242750
    3JoParis272800
    4KimAmsterdam303100
    6HuangBeijing282800

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