Odd filter behavior


I’m trying to filter my data using this query:

prefix sosa: http://www.w3.org/ns/sosa/
prefix qudt: http://qudt.org/schema/qudt#

select ?v ?o
where {
?o a sosa:Observation .
?o sosa:hasFeatureOfInterest ?foi .
?o sosa:phenomenonTime ?t .
?o sosa:hasResult ?r .
?r qudt:numericValue ?v .
FILTER (?v < 10.0)

The value of the ?v parameter is 2.5. Unfortunately I don’t get any results of the query but when I change my filter to FILTER(?v > 10.0) I get the triple with the 2.5 value out of the DB.

What is wrong here?


I would check your datatypes on the qudt:numericValue field. It looks like they’re being compared as strings.

Hi Stephen,

What would that mean for the filter? Changing it to FILTER (?v < “10”) does not help. When I add the triple the object is a string.


You would need to set the data type to a number type if you want them compared as numbers. When talking straight string comparison, “2.5” > “10.0” because “2” > “1”


Apparently the data was wrongly inserted as strings. I changed that to the correct datatypes and all is working fine.

Thanks for the tip!


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