Use coalesce.

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Stone, Joel
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 3:38 PM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: SQL create a new table by joining two existing PFs - how can I keep attributes of 2nd join file?

ESPECIALLY the "not null" attribute?

Must I place a VALUE(custName, ' ') around each 2nd file field to force NOT NULLs?

I am trying to join OLDFILE with the CUST file, and add a few of the fields from the CUST file WHILE keeping the NOT NULL attribute of the CUST fields.


chgvar &sqlCmd ('create table NEWFILE as (' +
*tcat ' select OLDFILE.*, ' +
*tcat ' custName,' +
*tcat ' custAddr,' +
*tcat ' from OLDFILE ' +
*tcat ' left outer join OldFile ' +
*tcat ' on oldfile.custID = newfile.custID) with data ')


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