SQL SERVER – A Puzzle – Fun with NULL – Fix Error 8117

During my 8 years of career, I have been involved in many interviews. Quite often, I act as the interview. If I am the interviewer, I ask many questions – from easy questions to difficult ones. When I am the interviewee, I frequently get an opportunity to ask the interviewer some questions back. Regardless of the my capacity in attending the interview, I always make it a point to ask the interviewer at least one question. Let’s learn how to fix Error 8117.

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SQL SERVER – Solution Part 2 – A Quick Puzzle on SQL JOIN and NULL – SQL Brain Teaser

Some questions are timeless and they never grow old; no matter how much they grow old their interest never dies. Earlier, I asked a simple puzzle based on a conversation on SQLAuthority Page, and have received an overwhelming response from readers. I still get emails related to this puzzle every day. Let us see a quick puzzle between SQL Join and SQL Null.

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SQL SERVER – Explanation and Comparison of NULLIF and ISNULL

Explanation of NULLIF
NULLIF ( expression , expression )

Returns a null value if the two specified expressions are equal. NULLIF returns the first expression if the two expressions are not equal. If the expressions are equal, NULLIF returns a null value of the type of the first expression. NULLIF is equivalent to a searched CASE function in which the two expressions are equal and the resulting expression is NULL.

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