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Old August 18th, 2004, 01:24 PM
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Default Concatination

I have a query that selects fields from the database and places a seperator between each field. For example:

SELECT Concat_WS(",",Firstname,MI,Lastname) From Customers

The problem is that if MI is blank it does not write a comma signifying that there is another field that does not contain any data. Is there a way to solve this?
Old August 18th, 2004, 09:47 PM
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Try this.

SELECT Concat_WS(",",Firstname,Replace(MI,NULL,'NULL'),Lastname) From Customers
SELECT Concat_WS(",",Firstname,Replace(MI,NULL,''),Lastname) From Customers
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