Oct 3, 2018

Avoid Null Values in MySQL

Null is the absence of any value in a column. You should avoid this kind of values whenever possible because they can harm your database results. For instance, if you want to get the sum of all orders in a database but a particular order record has a null amount, the expected result might misbehave unless you use MySQL 'ifnull' statement to return alternative value if a record is null.