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Pulling null records in a SQL

 
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vinuseba

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:23 am    Post subject: Pulling null records in a SQL
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hi ,

The field VARA is declared as below in the DDL of TABLEA.

VARA CHARACTER(2) FOR MIXED DATA
WITH DEFAULT NULL

While using VARA in in an SQL do i need to give a condition specificaly in the where clause as "VARA is NULL" to get the null values in the output?

Because the result of below two quries is different.
QUERY-1
Select count(*) from TABLEA where VARA <> 'AB' ;

QUERY-2
Select count(*) from TABLEA where VARA <> 'AB' or VARA is null ;
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:49 pm    Post subject:
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Is the requirement to get "only" NULL rows?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:52 pm    Post subject:
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no the requirement is to get all the rows(including nulls) expect VARA not equal to 'AB'
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:22 pm    Post subject:
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What are the values are you getting?

Also can you please show us the maked output of below query ?

Code:
Select VARA from TABLEA where VARA is null
FETCH FIRST 10 ROWS ONLY  ;


http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/dzichelp/v2r2/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.db2z9.doc.sqlref%2Fsrc%2Ftpc%2Fdb2z_castspecification.htm

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/dzichelp/v2r2/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.db2z10.doc.sqlref%2Fsrc%2Ftpc%2Fdb2z_sql_createtable.htm

below are some link for references , see if that helps.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:43 pm    Post subject:
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Please find the output of the query below.

Query
Select VARA from TABLEA where VARA is null
FETCH FIRST 10 ROWS ONLY ;

Result:
VARA
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-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:46 pm    Post subject:
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Select VARA from TABLEA where VARA is distinct from 'AB'
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:08 pm    Post subject:
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Select VARA from TABLEA where VARA is distinct from 'AB'
is meeting our requirement ; but my concern is if we donot give "VARA is NULL" condition in the where condition wont it pull the null records?
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chandan.inst

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:21 pm    Post subject:
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It won't because you can not compare Null with any value.
So with
Code:
Select count(*) from TABLEA where VARA <> 'AB' ;


Db2 cant decide Null is not equal AB.

Search more in DB2 manuals on Null values you will get more details

Regards,
Chandan
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:41 pm    Post subject:
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thank you all ...now I got it....
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