Odd query results

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Thu Dec 15 01:31:04 CET 2016


Hi all. 

I had an odd result from a query. First, I created a customer and site whose unique id's were 0 for a primary key autoincrementing column. I did this so that I can decommission devices by assigning 0 for their customer and site id's, and then find them later by selecting the customer ID 0. With me so far? 

Well when I queried for empty or null site id's I got the records whose siteid's are 0! 0 is not empty OR null. Is this what SQL is supposed to do? In other words, is 0 the same as NULL the same as Empty String? It's so obscure because the unique autoincrementing integers usually start with 1, NEVER 0. 

Sincerely, 
The BugMeister
(Bob S)


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