STNumGeometries (geometry Data Type)

 

Returns the number of geometries that comprise a geometry instance.

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), Azure SQL Database (Initial release through current release).
  
.STNumGeometries ( )  

SQL Server return type: int

CLR return type: SqlInt32

This method returns 1 if the geometry instance is not a MultiPoint, MultiLineString, MultiPolygon, or GeometryCollection instance, and 0 if the geometry instance is empty.

System_CAPS_ICON_note.jpg Note


If a GeometryCollection has nested empty elements, STNumGeometries() will not return 0. Though the elements in the GeometryCollection instance are empty, the instance itself is not an empty set.

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