On Tue, 26 Oct 2004, Wei Weng wrote:
> In the following query
> SELECT Parent FROM Channels ORDER BY Parent ASC;
> If I have a couple of (NULL)s in the field [Parent], they will be listed at
> the bottom of the query result.
> Is it because PostgreSQL considers (NULL) as the biggest value? If I run the
> same query under MSSQL Server 2000, I get the exact opposite result
> regarding the order of (NULL)s and (non-NULL) values. They are listed at the
> very beginning of the query result.
The spec basically says (IIRC) that implementations must either treat all
nulls as greater than all non-nulls for ordering or less than all
non-nulls for ordering, but that different implementations may choose
different choices. I think the most recent version (at least) provides an
option to specify which way to handle nulls, but we don't support that as
far as I know.
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