Zero length string as default value?

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Zero length string as default value?

Postby marshallarts » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:13 am

Apologies if this has been answered already - I did search but could not find anything.

Is there a way to set a zero-length string as the default value for a VARCHAR column? I know I can check for both NULL and empty strings in my application code, but it would be nice to be able to force consistency so I don't need the double check. I can't see a way to do this through the column editing dialog.
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Re: Zero length string as default value?

Postby Googie » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:29 am

Edit column, enable "Default value" from constraint list and click configure for it -> there put: '' (two single quote characters = empty string).
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