I use IFNULL myself...

On Mon, May 31, 2021 at 1:05 AM Patrik Schindler <poc@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hello Gerald,

Am 31.05.2021 um 03:54 schrieb Gerald Magnuson <gmagqcy.midrange@xxxxxxxxx
:

this sql statement had a bad COALESCE, in that it was a numeric field,
but
I was replacing it with a blank...

The joy of complex SQL statements. :-)

Platform-agnostic, I sometimes found it challenging to let make the
database to what I want in one go. Then it appeared much easier to me using
temporary tables and do several processing steps. IBM i is even more easy
because you could call external programs as stored procedures. Yet, it is
tempting to unload a task to the database engine at once.

Maybe this helps with future SQL development?

:wq! PoC

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