# Equals

## Description

Determines if a geometry (testGeometry) object is the same as another geometry (containerGeometry) object.

## Syntax

Equals ( testGeometry, containerGeometry )

## Arguments

`containerGeometry` and `testGeometry` are geometry objects (or expressions),

## Example

Determines if the geometry column of one country table matches any geometries of the specified countries.

`select Equals([Geometry_Column],[Geometry_Column]) from countries where country = ANY ('Mauritania','Mali','Algeria')`

## Remarks

Returns true if `testGeometry` is exactly the same geometry as the `containerGeometry`, false otherwise. If either `containerGeometry` or `testGeometry` are null, false is returned.