I'm a little confused also.  Suppose your table had the following data:
....+....1....+....2....+.
TYPE  COLOR         NUMBER
       R                 1
 A                       7
 X     B                 0
 C     D                 2
********  End of data  ***
What result would you expect from your query?

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Null in SQL select union






Hi!

I want to execute two queries combined with UNION. In columns without a
value, I wand to have null for default. When sorting the resulting query,
rows with null in group-fields and a value in result-fields should be 
placed
after those with a value in group-fields.

Here is my example:

SELECT type, color, NULL AS number FROM cars
UNION SELECT NULL AS type, NULL AS color, COUNT(*) FROM cars
GROUP BY type
ORDER BY type, color

But this will not be executed because of errer "NULL is not a column of
cars".

How do I specify a null-value in a SELECT-clause?



Titus Kruse
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