Bug #387 ERROR 1055: 'NULL' isn't in GROUP BY -- in ANSI mode
Submitted: 7 May 2003 6:02 Modified: 13 May 2003 9:16
Reporter: [ name withheld ] Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:4.0.12 OS:pc-linux (i686)
Assigned to: Oleksandr Byelkin

[7 May 2003 6:02] [ name withheld ]
Description:
Executing a query like:

SELECT col,NULL FROM table GROUP BY col;

in ANSI mode (mysqld_safe ... --ansi), I've got this error:

ERROR 1055: 'NULL' isn't in GROUP BY

I don't know what the SQL Standard tell about this; I've just tried with Oracle
8 and it works.
So is it a bug?
Thanks in advance!

Regards,

Marco Guazzone

How to repeat:
CREATE TABLE foobar (
  id INT
);
SELECT id,NULL FROM foobar GROUP BY id;
DROP TABLE foobar;

Suggested fix:
Don't execute MySQL server in ANSI mode

or

change the query into:
  SELECT col,NULL FROM table GROUP BY col,NULL;
[13 May 2003 5:40] Oleksandr Byelkin
ChangeSet 
  1.1482 03/05/13 15:31:34 bell@sanja.is.com.ua
[13 May 2003 9:16] Michael Widenius
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has been fixed in the latest
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