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Comment:Added information on MySQL 4.0.16 to the NULL-handling survey. (CVS 1117)
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SHA1:e22e3ab53a841b26984240760b0438efc83661d7
User & Date: drh 2003-11-08 12:07:01
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2003-11-11
23:30
Fix a typo in a #define that was commented out. No impact to working code. Ticket #476. (CVS 1119) check-in: 21c2f96e user: drh tags: trunk
2003-11-08
12:07
Added information on MySQL 4.0.16 to the NULL-handling survey. (CVS 1117) check-in: e22e3ab5 user: drh tags: trunk
2003-11-01
01:53
Revised date/time functions - now broken out into a separate source file. See the DateAndTimeFunctions wiki page for additional information. (CVS 1116) check-in: 68ef9b45 user: drh tags: trunk
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#
# Run this script to generated a nulls.html output file
#
set rcsid {$Id: nulls.tcl,v 1.4 2003/08/13 11:29:24 drh Exp $}

puts {<html>
<head>
<title>NULL Handling In SQLite Versus Other Database Engines</title>
</head>
<body bgcolor="white">
<h1 align="center">
................................................................................
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
</tr>
</table>

<table border=1 cellpadding=3 width="100%">
<tr><th>&nbsp&nbsp;</th>
<th>MySQL</th>

<th>Firebird</th>
<th>SQL Anywhere</th>
<th>Borland Interbase</th>
</tr>

<tr><td>Adding anything to null gives null</td>

<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
</tr>
<tr><td>Multiplying null by zero gives null</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>

</tr>
<tr><td>nulls are distinct in a UNIQUE column</td>

<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#aaaad2">(Note 4)</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#aaaad2">(Note 4)</td>
</tr>
<tr><td>nulls are distinct in SELECT DISTINCT</td>

<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#c7a9a9">No</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#c7a9a9">No (Note 1)</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#c7a9a9">No</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#c7a9a9">No</td>
</tr>
<tr><td>nulls are distinct in a UNION</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#aaaad2">(Note 3)</td>

<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#c7a9a9">No (Note 1)</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#c7a9a9">No</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#c7a9a9">No</td>
</tr>
<tr><td>"CASE WHEN null THEN 1 ELSE 0 END" is 0?</td>

<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#aaaad2">(Note 5)</td>
</tr>
<tr><td>"null OR true" is true</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>

</tr>
<tr><td>"not (null AND false)" is true</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#c7a9a9">No</td>

<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
</tr>
</table>

<table border=0 align="right" cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0>
................................................................................
<td>Older versions of firebird omits all NULLs from SELECT DISTINCT
and from UNION.</td>
</tr>
<tr><td>2.&nbsp;</td>
<td>Test data unavailable.</td>
</tr>
<tr><td>3.&nbsp;</td>
<td>The version of MySQL tested (3.23.41) does not support UNION.</td>
</tr>
<tr><td>4.&nbsp;</td>
<td>SQL Anywhere and Borland Interbase 
do not allow NULLs in a UNIQUE column.</td>
</tr>
<tr><td>5.&nbsp;</td>
<td>Borland Interbase does not support CASE expressions.</td>



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#
# Run this script to generated a nulls.html output file
#
set rcsid {$Id: nulls.tcl,v 1.5 2003/11/08 12:07:01 drh Exp $}

puts {<html>
<head>
<title>NULL Handling In SQLite Versus Other Database Engines</title>
</head>
<body bgcolor="white">
<h1 align="center">
................................................................................
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
</tr>
</table>

<table border=1 cellpadding=3 width="100%">
<tr><th>&nbsp&nbsp;</th>
<th>MySQL<br>3.23.41</th>
<th>MySQL<br>4.0.16</th>
<th>Firebird</th>
<th>SQL<br>Anywhere</th>
<th>Borland<br>Interbase</th>
</tr>

<tr><td>Adding anything to null gives null</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
</tr>
<tr><td>Multiplying null by zero gives null</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
</tr>
<tr><td>nulls are distinct in a UNIQUE column</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#aaaad2">(Note 4)</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#aaaad2">(Note 4)</td>
</tr>
<tr><td>nulls are distinct in SELECT DISTINCT</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#c7a9a9">No</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#c7a9a9">No</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#c7a9a9">No (Note 1)</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#c7a9a9">No</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#c7a9a9">No</td>
</tr>
<tr><td>nulls are distinct in a UNION</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#aaaad2">(Note 3)</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#c7a9a9">No</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#c7a9a9">No (Note 1)</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#c7a9a9">No</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#c7a9a9">No</td>
</tr>
<tr><td>"CASE WHEN null THEN 1 ELSE 0 END" is 0?</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#aaaad2">(Note 5)</td>
</tr>
<tr><td>"null OR true" is true</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
</tr>
<tr><td>"not (null AND false)" is true</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#c7a9a9">No</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
<td valign="center" align="center" bgcolor="#a9c7a9">Yes</td>
</tr>
</table>

<table border=0 align="right" cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0>
................................................................................
<td>Older versions of firebird omits all NULLs from SELECT DISTINCT
and from UNION.</td>
</tr>
<tr><td>2.&nbsp;</td>
<td>Test data unavailable.</td>
</tr>
<tr><td>3.&nbsp;</td>
<td>MySQL version 3.23.41 does not support UNION.</td>
</tr>
<tr><td>4.&nbsp;</td>
<td>SQL Anywhere and Borland Interbase 
do not allow NULLs in a UNIQUE column.</td>
</tr>
<tr><td>5.&nbsp;</td>
<td>Borland Interbase does not support CASE expressions.</td>