use this to select the field instead of just selected the field.

coalesce(field1, ' ')

Michael Schutte
Admin Professional
Bob Evans Farms, Inc.

midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote on 03/06/2008 10:59:18 AM:


I am using a LEFT OUTER JOIN to get all records in the ~left~ file ­
regardless of a record existing in the ~right~ file. It works well, apart
from one thing.

The field I need from the ~right~ file is being filled with NULL when
is no record there. I really would like blanks in that field rather than

How do I do that?

Thanks in advance,
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