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Can't use NULL in IN conditional?

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To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Can't use NULL in IN conditional?
Date: 2000-12-11 07:49:19
Message-ID: 200012110749.eBB7nJv04235@hub.org (view raw or flat)
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Charles Tassell (ctassell(at)isn(dot)net) reports a bug with a severity of 3
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Short Description
Can't use NULL in IN conditional?

Long Description
I don't know if this is a "feature" that comes alogn with NULL values, or somethign I'm doing wrong, but I can't seem to search for the NULL value via a WHERE xx IN clause.  I've re-written the query to use OR and it works fine then, but not with the IN clause.  This is with Postgres 7.02 on a Linux system (PostgreSQL 7.0.2 on i686-pc-linux-gnu, compiled by gcc egcs-2.91.66)


Sample Code
CREATE TABLE product_types (
  type_id serial,
  code  text
)
INSERT INTO product_types (code) VALUES ('0A');
INSERT INTO product_types (code) VALUES (NULL);
-- This works
SELECT type_id, code FROM product_types WHERE code = '0A' OR code = NULL;
-- This doesn't
SELECT type_id, code FROM product_types WHERE code IN ('OA', NULL);



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