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From "John Peterson (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (DERBY-1620) SQL CASE statement returns ERROR 42X89 when including NULL as a return value
Date Thu, 28 Dec 2006 14:50:24 GMT
     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-1620?page=all ]

John Peterson updated DERBY-1620:
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    Affects Version/s: 10.2.1.6
                           (was: 10.1.3.1)
             Priority: Minor  (was: Major)

> SQL CASE statement returns ERROR 42X89 when including NULL as a return value
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-1620
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-1620
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: SQL
>    Affects Versions: 10.2.1.6
>         Environment: Windows XP
>            Reporter: John Peterson
>         Assigned To: John Peterson
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: ConditionalNode.diff, Derby_Community_Discussion.doc, derbyall_report.txt,
sysinfo_and_example.txt
>
>
> This bug appears to be related to the DERBY-7 bug (NULLIF() function).   When NULL is
used during a CASE statement, Derby requires the NULL to be CAST to the appropriate type.
 This does not appear to meet the SQL 2003 Standard for the Case Expression (see attached
Word document).   See the attached Word document to view the Derby Community Discussion about
this issue.  See the attached .TXT to view the SYSINFO and to see an example of the steps
to reproduce using IJ.
> Steps to Reproduce:
> ij>values case when 1=2 then 3 else NULL end;
> ERROR 42X89:  Types 'INTEGER' and 'CHAR' are not type compatible.  Neither type is assignable
to the other type.
> Current Workaround:
> ij>values case when 1=2 then 3 else cast(NULL as INT) end;

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