# What MySQL ELT() function returns if we the index number, provided as an argument, is less than 1?

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

## Example

mysql> Select ELT(0,'Ram','is','a','good','boy')As Result;
+--------+
| Result |
+--------+
| NULL   |
+--------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> Select ELT(-1,'Ram','is','a','good','boy')As Result;
+--------+
| Result |
+--------+
| NULL   |
+--------+
1 row in set (0.04 sec)

As we can see the index number is less than 1 in both the examples above, hence MySQL returns NULL.

Published on 20-Feb-2018 06:37:06