Can I use… coalesce(…, …[, …]*)


SQL coalesce takes an arbitrary number of arguments and returns the value of the first that is not null or the SQL null value if all arguments are null.

SELECT COALESCE(first, second, 'default')
  FROM …

The example returns the value of first if it is not null. Otherwise it returns the value of second if it is not null. Otherwise it returns the text default.

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Normative References

The coalesce expression is defined in ISO/IEC 9075:2016-2 as mandatory F261-04.

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