What MySQL returns if we use NULL, as both the arguments, as one of the argument and as a separator, in CONCAT_WS() function?

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NULL as both arguments

MySQL returns blank output if we will use NULL as both of the arguments in CONCAT_WS() function.

Example

mysql> Select CONCAT_WS('',NULL,NULL);
+-------------------------+
| CONCAT_WS('',NULL,NULL) |
+-------------------------+
|                         |
+-------------------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

NULL as one of the argument

MySQL returns the value of the other argument as output if we will use NULL as one of the argument in CONCAT_WS() function.

Example

mysql> Select CONCAT_WS('',NULL,'Delhi');
+----------------------------+
| CONCAT_WS('',NULL,'Delhi') |
+----------------------------+
| Delhi                      |
+----------------------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> Select CONCAT_WS('','Ram',NULL);
+--------------------------+
| CONCAT_WS('','Ram',NULL) |
+--------------------------+
| Ram                      |
+--------------------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

NULL at the place of separator

MySQL returns NULL as output if we will use NULL at the place of the separator in CONCAT_WS() function.

Example

mysql> Select CONCAT_WS(NULL, 'NEW','DELHI');
+--------------------------------+
| CONCAT_WS(NULL, 'NEW','DELHI') |
+--------------------------------+
| NULL                           |
+--------------------------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)
raja
Published on 20-Feb-2018 10:20:57
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