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tough one for weeks end

Hope this helps...

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Shouldn't be the first column binary? Or is the datatype precedence not applied here?
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Good question, but Explanation is not completed or require more details.
I think hugo can help us.

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Danny Ocean (5/10/2013)
Good question, but Explanation is not completed or require more details.
I think hugo can help us.

Right Vinay :-P

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Interesting question, thanks.


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Danny Ocean (5/10/2013)
Good question, but Explanation is not completed or require more details.
I think hugo can help us.


I tried hard to explain it but I could not explain it will. I also had searched for where it is documented but could not find it Sad . Waiting if someone can put thought on this.
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Good question!
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Good question ... went against my gut feel
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Danny Ocean (5/10/2013)
Good question, but Explanation is not completed or require more details.
I think hugo can help us.


Unfortunately, I can't. This is not consistent at all. In many other cases, SQL Server will complain when it has to conjure a data type for nulls out of thin air, and it would have made much more sense if it did so for this case as well.
(For example, compare "SELECT COALESCE(NULL, NULL);" with "SELECT COALESCE(NULL, CAST(NULL AS varchar(10)));")

I suspect that the reason it defaults to int is purely some internal implementation issue - int is probably first or last in some internal list that happens to be used here.


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