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unloading a null field with informix

unloading a null field with informix

unloading a null field with informix

unload to fname select col1,col2,col3 from table;  
Gives: data1|data2|data3|

unload to fname select col1,'',col3 from table;  
Gives: data1|\ |data3|
Where the second field "\space" represents a null value.

But I want nothing in the second field. i.e:  data1||data3|

Does anyone know how to do this?

RE: unloading a null field with informix

That worked like a charm!!! Thanks PHV..

RE: unloading a null field with informix

looks a bit stupid, but you could also do:

unload to fname select col1, nvl(NULL,NULL), col3 from table;

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