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Concatenating columns returns NULL results


Concatenating columns returns NULL results

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When I concatenate 2 columns, it returns NULL result. Column1 has some NULL value. How do I ensure it displays Column2 text even though column1 has NULL value.

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Column1 Column2
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Test 1234
NULL 5968

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Current Result (Column1+Column2)
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Test1234
NULL

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Desired Result (Column1+Column2)
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Test1234
5968
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You can use COALESCE or ISNULL for this.

COALESCE(Column1,'')+COALESCE(Column2,'')

OR

ISNULL(Column1,'') + ISNULL(Column2,'')

Both functions will replace a NULL value with an empty string and prevent your problem.

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select geometry::STGeomFromWKB(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  • Bhuvnesh
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    Basic concept (with default settings)

    select null + abc => null

    anything added/concatenated to null is null.

    and see this too http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms176056(v=sql.105).aspx

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    See the SQLServerCentral article Best Practice : coalesce vs. isnull? before you make a choice on which one to use!
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    Thanks. It worked.
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