## Does Max work with null values?

MAX ignores any null values. MAX returns NULL when there is no row to select. For character columns, MAX finds the highest value in the collating sequence. MAX is a deterministic function when used without the OVER and ORDER BY clauses.

### What is the max date value in SQL Server?

The maximum valid date for a SqlDateTime structure is December 31, 9999.

**What is Nullif Oracle?**

NULLIF ( expression, expression ) The NULLIF function is very similar to the CASE expression. It returns NULL if the two arguments are equal, and it returns the first argument if they are not equal.

**Does sum ignore NULL values?**

SUM can be used with numeric columns only. Null values are ignored.

## Is NULL max or min?

By default the functions MAX and MIN do not count NULL in their evaluation of your data.

### Does Min ignore NULL values SQL?

The MIN function uses ALL by default. Similar to the MAX function, the MIN function ignores NULL values. Therefore, it returns the non-NULL minimum value in a set of values.

**How do you find the max effective date in SQL?**

If you want a the max effdt even when the only effective date for the tree is future, simply remove the effdt/sysdate criteria entirely from the SQL. If you want the max effdt <= sysdate when there is an effdt <= sysdate but you want the min effdt when there are only future effdt, it gets more complicated.

**What is the difference between Isnull and Nullif?**

ISNULL( ) function replaces the Null value with placed value. The use of ISNULL ( ) function is very common in different situations such as changing the Null value to some value in Joins, in Select statement etc. NULLIF ( ) function returns us Null if two arguments passed to functions are equal.

## What is coalesce and Nullif NVL and NVL2 function?

NVL : Converts null value to an actual value. NVL2 : If first expression is not null, return second expression. If first expression is null, return third expression. the first expression can have any data type. COALESCE : Return first not null expression in the expression list.

### How do you use Isnull and sum?

You wrap the SUM with an ISNULL, ISNULL(Sum(Ac_Billbook. CostsNet), 0) because SUM ignores nulls when summing or you can reverse the SUM and ISNULL like this, Sum(ISNULL(Ac_Billbook. CostsNet, 0)) which will convert individual NULL’s to 0. Doesn’t really matter which one you do.

**How do I ignore NULL values in SQL?**

To exclude the null values from the table we need to use IS NOT NULL operator with the WHERE clause….WHERE Clause:

- The WHERE clause is used to filter the records.
- It will extract those records that fulfill the condition.
- It can be used with SELECT, UPDATE, DELETE queries.