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From "Sylvain Lebresne (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (CASSANDRA-5910) Most CQL3 functions should handle null gracefully
Date Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:25:51 GMT


Sylvain Lebresne updated CASSANDRA-5910:

    Attachment: 5910.txt
> Most CQL3 functions should handle null gracefully
> -------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-5910
>                 URL:
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Sylvain Lebresne
>            Assignee: Sylvain Lebresne
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 1.2.9
>         Attachments: 5910.txt
> Currently, we don't allow null parameters for functions. So
> {noformat}
> UPDATE test SET d=dateOf(null) WHERE k=0
> {noformat}
> is basically an invalid query. Unfortunately, there's at least one case where we don't
validate correctly, namely if we do:
> {noformat}
> SELECT k, dateOf(t) FROM test
> {noformat}
> In that case, if for any of the row {{t}} is null, we end up with a server side NPE.
But more importantly, throwing an InvalidException in that case would be pretty inconvenient
and actually somewhat wrong since the query is not invalid in itself. So, at least in that
latter case, we want {{dateOf(t) == null}} when {{t == null}}. And if we do that, I suggest
making it always the case (i.e. make the first query valid but assigning {{null}} to {{d}}).

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