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Snippet Name: IGNORE NULLS

Description: Disregards the presence of NULL chars in the specified column.

Also see:
» RANK
» REGR_SLOPE
» VARIANCE
» VAR_SAMP
» VAR_POP
» SUM
» STDDEV_SAMP
» STDDEV_POP
» STDDEV
» ROW_NUMBER
» REGR_SYY
» REGR_SXY
» REGR_SXX
» REGR_R2
» REGR_INTERCEPT
» REGR_COUNT
» REGR_AVGY
» REGR_AVGX
» Number Functions: RATIO_TO_REPORT
» Number Functions: RANK
» PERCENTILE_DISC
» PERCENTILE_CONT
» PERCENT_RANK
» OVER PARTITION BY
» NTILE
» MIN
» MAX
» LEAD
» LAST_VALUE
» LAST

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Language: PL/SQL
Highlight Mode: PLSQL
Last Modified: March 02nd, 2009

(<column_name> IGNORE NULLS)
 
CREATE TABLE t1 (
row_num NUMBER(3),
col1 VARCHAR2(15),
col2 VARCHAR2(15));
 
INSERT INTO t1 VALUES (6, NULL, NULL);
INSERT INTO t1 VALUES (1, 'Category 1', 'Mango');
INSERT INTO t1 VALUES (2, NULL, NULL);
INSERT INTO t1 VALUES (3, NULL, NULL);
INSERT INTO t1 VALUES (4, NULL, 'Banana');
INSERT INTO t1 VALUES (5, NULL, NULL);
INSERT INTO t1 VALUES (6, NULL, NULL);
INSERT INTO t1 VALUES (7, 'Category 2', 'Vanilla');
INSERT INTO t1 VALUES (8, NULL, NULL);
INSERT INTO t1 VALUES (9, 'Category 3', 'Strawberry');
COMMIT;
 
SELECT * FROM t1;
 
SELECT row_num,
LAST_VALUE(col1 IGNORE NULLS) OVER (ORDER BY row_num) col1,
LAST_VALUE(col2 IGNORE NULLS) OVER (ORDER BY row_num) col2
FROM t1
ORDER BY row_num;


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