# > (greater than)

operator

Return type:
Switch
Returns:
True if the first expression is greater than the second, and false otherwise.
Syntax
```expression1 > expression2
```

Purpose

You can determine whether one expression is greater than another with the `>` operator. You can use it with any data type expression.

To compare BCD numbers, you must import the ombcd.xmd file in your program. To compare floating point numbers, import the omfloat.xmd file. You can compare values of mixed data types (for example, BCD numbers and integers) as long as you follow the rules listed in Operations with mixed data types.

For example:

```  ; Comparing strings
process
local stream string-1 initial {"Catch-up"}
local stream string-2 initial {"Catch-22"}
do when string-1 < string-2
output string-1
|| " < "
|| string-2
|| "%n"
else when string-1 > string-2
output string-1
|| " > "
|| string-2
|| "%n"
else when string-1 = string-2
output "String compare has an error."
|| "%n"
done
; Output: "Catch-up > Catch-22"
```

Mixed data type example:

```  import "ombcd.xmd" unprefixed
process
local integer one-integer initial {33}
local bcd one-bcd initial {33}
do when (one-bcd > one-integer)
output "Error. BCD of "
|| "d" % one-bcd
|| " shown as greater than integer of "
|| "d" % one-integer
|| ".%n"
else
output "Correct. BCD of "
|| "d" % one-bcd
|| " shown as not greater than integer of "
|| "d" % one-integer
|| ".%n"
done
; Output: "Correct. BCD of 33 shown as not greater than integer of 33."
```

This operator has two deprecated synonyms: `is greater-than` and `isnt less-equal`.

Related Syntax