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Re: NULL sorts as largest?

From: Stephan Szabo <sszabo(at)megazone23(dot)bigpanda(dot)com>
To: Dmitri Bichko <dbichko(at)genpathpharma(dot)com>
Cc: <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: NULL sorts as largest?
Date: 2003-05-27 23:00:10
Message-ID: 20030527155731.U12849-100000@megazone23.bigpanda.com (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, 27 May 2003, Dmitri Bichko wrote:

> I am noticing that null values come out as the largest value when
> sorting on a field (or last with ASC and first with DESC).  Is there any
> way to change this behaviour?  It's somewhat strange to do a descending
> sort on a column and get all the stuff that's not there first.

I think the best you can do is ordering by field is [not] null first and
then by the field (choosing not depending on the sort order you want).




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