Just came across a weird issue, whereby depending on how I create an index, an index name is required. http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/create-index.html ...
Why is it that different platforms (linux vs windows) does not support the same naming conventions? I'm stunned by the fact that the documentation uses file names as an excuse for this. Yes, windows ...
I came across this puzzle in the comments here CREATE TABLE r (b INT); SELECT 1 FROM r HAVING 1=1; SQL Server and PostgreSQL return 1 row. MySQL and Oracle return zero rows. Which is correct? ...
Are there currently plans to standardize one best way of limiting the number of results returned by a query? The stack overflow question at Is there an ANSI SQL alternative to the MYSQL LIMIT ...
Is there an operator in the latest standard SQL:2011 (or earlier) that will handle group concatenation the likes of which we currently have to resort to these tricks for? GROUP_CONCAT in MySQL FOR ...
Is the optimisation fence behaviour of a CTE (WITH query) specified in the SQL:2008 standard? If so, where?
I see frequent references to WITH queries (common table expressions, or CTEs) acting as an optimisation fence, where the server isn't permitted to push filters down into the CTE queries, pull common ...
The ANSI SQL standard defines (chapter 6.5, set function specification) the following behaviour for aggregate functions on empty result sets: COUNT(...) = 0 AVG(...) = NULL MIN(...) = NULL MAX(...) = ...