# What would be the output if we use a NULL value in an arithmetic expression?

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As we know that a NULL is no value and it is not the same as zero. MySQL represents a database column as NULL if it does not contain any data. Now, if we will use NULL in any arithmetic expression then the result will be NULL also.

## Example

mysql> Select 65/NULL,65+NULL,65*NULL,65-NULL,65%NULL;
+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+
| 65/NULL | 65+NULL | 65*NULL | 65-NULL | 65%NULL |
+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+
|    NULL |    NULL |    NULL |    NULL |    NULL |
+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

From the above example, it can be observed that if we will use NULL in an arithmetic expression then the result would be NULL itself.

Published on 22-Feb-2018 05:48:10