On Sat, 2007-01-20 at 09:34 +1100, Gavin Sherry wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Jan 2007, Karen Hill wrote:
> > Gavin Sherry wrote:
> > > Recenly, I've been researching and putting together a proposal for window
> > > functions.

Good news.

> > Implementing NULLS FIRST and NULLS LAST appears like another
> > challenging step to getting window functions wrapped up.  Has your
> > research lead you to any ideas on what your strategy for NULLS FIRST
> > and NULLS LAST likely would be?
> Explicit handling of NULL is only in the Oracle extension to window
> functions. I will look at the core SQL functionality first -- maybe with
> the extension of 'LEAD' and 'LAG' because they are heavily utilitised by
> those using window functions.

NULLS FIRST | LAST is part of SQL:2003, specifically the definition of a
window over which an aggregate function can be applied contains a sort
specification list.

> Besides, Tom's been working on NULLS FIRST/LAST already.

For that very reason, I imagined.

  Simon Riggs             
  EnterpriseDB   http://www.enterprisedb.com

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