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$gt (aggregation)

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Definition

$gt

Compares two values and returns:

  • true when the first value is greater than the second value.
  • false when the first value is less than or equivalent to the second value.

The $gt compares both value and type, using the specified BSON comparison order for values of different types.

$gt has the following syntax:

{ $gt: [ <expression1>, <expression2> ] }

For more information on expressions, see Expressions.

Example

Consider an inventory collection with the following documents:

{ "_id" : 1, "item" : "abc1", description: "product 1", qty: 300 }
{ "_id" : 2, "item" : "abc2", description: "product 2", qty: 200 }
{ "_id" : 3, "item" : "xyz1", description: "product 3", qty: 250 }
{ "_id" : 4, "item" : "VWZ1", description: "product 4", qty: 300 }
{ "_id" : 5, "item" : "VWZ2", description: "product 5", qty: 180 }

The following operation uses the $gt operator to determine if qty is greater than 250:

db.inventory.aggregate(
   [
     {
       $project:
          {
            item: 1,
            qty: 1,
            qtyGt250: { $gt: [ "$qty", 250 ] },
            _id: 0
          }
     }
   ]
)

The operation returns the following results:

{ "item" : "abc1", "qty" : 300, "qtyGt250" : true }
{ "item" : "abc2", "qty" : 200, "qtyGt250" : false }
{ "item" : "xyz1", "qty" : 250, "qtyGt250" : false }
{ "item" : "VWZ1", "qty" : 300, "qtyGt250" : true }
{ "item" : "VWZ2", "qty" : 180, "qtyGt250" : false }