ID: 12008
Updated by: brianlmoon
Old Status: Open
Status: Closed
Bug Type: Feature/Change Request
Operating System: RedHat 6.2
PHP Version: 4.0.6
New Comment:

In PHP setting a var to NULL in fact destroys that var so it is not currently possible 
to have an elelment in an array that has a NULL value.

On a side note, if you read the MySQL optimization docs, you will find they reccommend 
you never use NULL fields.


Previous Comments:

[2001-07-10 09:14:34] [EMAIL PROTECTED]

fetch_array, in recent versions (4.0.6 inclusive) should actrually populate NULL 
values in the array.  Are you sure you tested it with 4.0.6?  How did you arrive to 
the conlusion they're not there?


[2001-07-10 09:08:13] [EMAIL PROTECTED]

The handling of NULL values in mysql_fetch_* function seems to be inconsistent with 
in C, mysql_fetch_row() would put nil values in the row array if corresponding value 
in the select statement is NULL.
In PHP it seems, as dicussed on mysql_fetch_array() page, the NULL values would not be 
stored in the array at all.
This poses some problems when migrating from C to PHP. Would it be possible to 
introduce another function that would be consistent with MySQL C API? 


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