Sunday, November 9, 2008

SET ANSI_NULLS (SQL 2005)

-- Create table t1 and insert values.

CREATE TABLE t1 (a INT NULL)
INSERT INTO t1 values (NULL)
INSERT INTO t1 values (0)
INSERT INTO t1 values (1)
GO

-- Print message and perform SELECT statements.

PRINT 'Testing default setting'
DECLARE @varname int
SELECT @varname = NULL
SELECT *
FROM t1
WHERE a = @varname
SELECT *
FROM t1
WHERE a <> @varname
SELECT *
FROM t1
WHERE a IS NULL
GO

-- SET ANSI_NULLS to ON and test.

PRINT 'Testing ANSI_NULLS ON'
SET ANSI_NULLS ON
GO
DECLARE @varname int
SELECT @varname = NULL
SELECT *
FROM t1
WHERE a = @varname
SELECT *
FROM t1
WHERE a <> @varname
SELECT *
FROM t1
WHERE a IS NULL
GO

-- SET ANSI_NULLS to OFF and test.

PRINT 'Testing SET ANSI_NULLS OFF'
SET ANSI_NULLS OFF
GO
DECLARE @varname int
SELECT @varname = NULL
SELECT *
FROM t1
WHERE a = @varname
SELECT *
FROM t1
WHERE a <> @varname
SELECT *
FROM t1
WHERE a IS NULL
GO

-- Drop table t1.

DROP TABLE t1

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