Click here to monitor SSC
SQLServerCentral is supported by Redgate
 
Log in  ::  Register  ::  Not logged in
 
 
 


Wired COUNT (*) behaviour, it returns null in place of 0


Wired COUNT (*) behaviour, it returns null in place of 0

Author
Message
aarya.basu-936409
aarya.basu-936409
SSC Rookie
SSC Rookie (27 reputation)SSC Rookie (27 reputation)SSC Rookie (27 reputation)SSC Rookie (27 reputation)SSC Rookie (27 reputation)SSC Rookie (27 reputation)SSC Rookie (27 reputation)SSC Rookie (27 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 27 Visits: 194
This problem is weird. The stored procedure in QA and my local are identical. But the “count(*)” returns “null” on QA which caused exception, while it returns 0 in my local.
I couldn’t figure out why.
I have tried to change from “SELECT @temp = COUNT (*)” to “SELECT @temp = COUNT (FieldName)” in the stored procedure and that change fixed the problem. Later I changed the stored procedure back to use “SELECT @temp = COUNT (*)”, but now it returns 0 instead of NULL.
I could change all contact search stored procedures to use “SELECT @temp = COUNT (Field)” as a workaround to fix the problems in QA and local. But I don’t know why the same stored procedure behave differently in different Sql servers.
I didn’t find anything like that on Google search. Have you guys ever seen this behavior before?

Any help highly appreciable.
Go


Permissions

You can't post new topics.
You can't post topic replies.
You can't post new polls.
You can't post replies to polls.
You can't edit your own topics.
You can't delete your own topics.
You can't edit other topics.
You can't delete other topics.
You can't edit your own posts.
You can't edit other posts.
You can't delete your own posts.
You can't delete other posts.
You can't post events.
You can't edit your own events.
You can't edit other events.
You can't delete your own events.
You can't delete other events.
You can't send private messages.
You can't send emails.
You can read topics.
You can't vote in polls.
You can't upload attachments.
You can download attachments.
You can't post HTML code.
You can't edit HTML code.
You can't post IFCode.
You can't post JavaScript.
You can post emoticons.
You can't post or upload images.

Select a forum

































































































































































SQLServerCentral


Search