Today is Monday let us start this week with interesting puzzle. Yesterday I had also posted quick question here: SQL SERVER – T-SQL Scripts to Find Maximum between Two Numbers
Run following code:
SELECT SUM(data) FROM (SELECT NULL AS DATA) t
It will throw following error.
Msg 8117, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Operand data type void type is invalid for sum operator.
I can easily fix if I use ISNULL Function as displayed following.
SELECT SUM(data) FROM (SELECT ISNULL(NULL,0) AS DATA) t
Above script will not throw an error. However, there is one more method how this can be fixed.
Can you come up with another method which will not generate error?
Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)