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From "C.S. Nirmal J. Fernando (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-4406) Wrong order when using ORDER BY on non-deterministic function
Date Wed, 14 Apr 2010 11:32:49 GMT

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C.S. Nirmal J. Fernando commented on DERBY-4406:
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Hi Knut & Bryan,

I did small observation and found out that "(expression.toString().equals("dataTypeServices:
null\n")) && (expression.getColumnName()==null) = true" is only occur when we query
a random() in order by clause at the point of execution of "pullUpOrderByColumn" method in
OrderByColumn class. 
So, can't we check for that inside that method and do necessary steps after that in order
to make random() works fine, if it appeared in both select clause and order by clause? 

I highly appreciate your help and view thoughts!!!

Thanks !!  

> Wrong order when using ORDER BY on non-deterministic function
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-4406
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-4406
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: SQL
>    Affects Versions: 10.5.3.0, 10.6.0.0
>            Reporter: Knut Anders Hatlen
>            Assignee: C.S. Nirmal J. Fernando
>
> If I read the SQL standard correctly, a statement such as "select random() as r from
t order by random()" should be treated as "select random() as r from t order by r". Derby
does however generate a second, hidden random() column by which the rows are ordered.
> ij> create table t(x int);
> 0 rows inserted/updated/deleted
> ij> insert into t values 1,2,3,4,5;
> 5 rows inserted/updated/deleted
> ij> -- wrong result, not ordered by r
> ij> select random() as r from t order by random();
> R                     
> ----------------------
> 0.1285512465366495    
> 0.5116860880915798    
> 0.21060042130229073   
> 0.2506706923680875    
> 0.6378857329935494    
> 5 rows selected
> ij> -- correct result, ordered by r
> ij> select random() as r from t order by r;
> R                     
> ----------------------
> 0.0749025910679918    
> 0.07694931688380491   
> 0.1724114605785414    
> 0.2268758969382877    
> 0.31900450349277965   
> 5 rows selected

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