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checking null values

In a table i have to check each and every column for null values . if the column has null value i need to display as ' NULL VALUE' in the output , for these iam declaring some local variables
Iam checking the column for null value using IF ( col_name IS NULL)
if the column has null value ill assign the variable as null value or else ill assign the value which is there in the column

another thing we can use NVL2 function to do the same

my doubt is perfomance wise which will be better to use
Aug 20 '07 #1
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debasisdas
8,127 Expert 4TB
Use the function NVL or NVL2 because these are predefined and definately execute in least time.
Aug 21 '07 #2

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