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    select geometry::STGeomFromWKB(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  • Moral of today's question. Be careful when using indeterministic functions inside nullif...

  • :Whistling: i have taken more time to answer this and learn something new.

    Thanks MM

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  • Very nice question. Thanks.

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  • Nice "tricky" question! Thank you!

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  • Koen Verbeeck (8/7/2013)

    Very nice question. Thanks.

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  • Nice question thanks

  • How about

    newid() = '00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000'

    The question is not correct. Answer is 0 (zero).

  • Very good explanation!

    Here is why the first select may return 1,-1,negative and the second only 1 and negative.

    The same side effect of "C" macros:

    #define abs(a) (a < 0? a*-1: a )

    int a = 1;

    print("Result %d",abs(++a));

    Result 3



    nullif( convert( varchar, sign( checksum( upper(newid()) ) ) ), '-1' )

    , 'negative'


    declare @U uniqueidentifier = newid()



    nullif( convert( varchar, sign( checksum( @U ) ) ), '-1' )

    , 'negative'


    go 10

  • ok181ko (8/8/2013)

    How about

    newid() = '00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000'

    The question is not correct. Answer is 0 (zero).

    The question asked which of the answers were possible outputs of the statement. It never stated that *all* of the possible outputs were listed as answers. Plus, is it even possible for NEWID() to return a value that's all zeroes?

  • Definitely learnt something new today! Was very confused at first but a great explanation too - makes it simple. - Thanks.

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  • Dang It! Did it again. I did NOT get my coffee before answering the question. Thus, missed it again. Good question.

  • Good question!

    *kicks self* - I knew this, have been bitten by it before, and STILL managed to get it wrong. Obviously need to be bittenn a lot more before it finally sinks in enough that I don't forget about it anymore... ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • Nice question, definitely learned something new.


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