# What MySQL ELT() function returns if the index number, provided as an argument, is higher than the number of strings?

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MySQL ELT() function returns NULL as output if the index number provided as argument is higher than the number of strings. Following is an example to make it clearer −

## Example

mysql> Select ELT(6,'Ram','is','a','good','boy')As Result;
+--------+
| Result |
+--------+
| NULL   |
+--------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

As we can see that index number is 6 and the list of strings is having only 5 strings. Hence MySQL returns NULL.

Published on 20-Feb-2018 06:30:17