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NVL(expr1, expr2)

If expr1 is NULL, the function returns expr2. If expr1 is not NULL, the function returns expr1. The NVL function is usually used to replace NULL values with specified value.


This example selects title and price for all books. If the price for a given title is NULL, the price shown is 0.00.

SELECT title, NVL(price, 0.00) AS price 
FROM titles; 

Equivalents in other databases

TABLE 83. Equivalents in other databases
COALESCE function
Microsoft SQL Server
ISNULL and COALESCE functions

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