At 4:16 PM -0500 7/19/99, Sasha Pachev wrote:
>Scott Hess wrote:
>> Sasha Pachev <sasha@stripped> wrote:
>> > Balint TOTH wrote:
>> > > Is it OK if sum(field) returns NULL if the table has no records? Older
>> > > versions (like 3.22.22) returned 0.
>> > This is more logical, I think. If this is not what you want, you can do
>> > ifnull(sum(field), 0)
>> Except insofar as it breaks existing code! Just this weekend this became a
>> problem as I tested against 3.22.23 (we were using 3.22.15).
>> Is this how SUM() is supposed to work? When I described the problem at the
>> office, my colleagues were pretty much amazed that this happened, and think
>> it must be a bug. If it's considered a feature, I need to send some emails
>If you have too much code that depends on this, and you cannot just
>change it in the code, you can change a couple of lines in the sources
>of mysql and recompile.
Where? Which file? What lines?
Paul DuBois, paul@stripped