Bug #5965 ELT truncates to the length of the shortest string
Submitted: 7 Oct 2004 21:08 Modified: 7 Oct 2004 21:48
Reporter: Cecil Westerhof Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:3.23.58 OS:Linux (Linux 2.4.20)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[7 Oct 2004 21:08] Cecil Westerhof
There is a bug in the ELT function. It selects a string not longer as the shortest 

How to repeat:
ELT(2, 'No', 'Yes ') gives "Ye" 
It can be solved by using  
ELT(2, 'No ', 'Yes ') 
but that is not very satisfactory.
[7 Oct 2004 21:48] Hartmut Holzgraefe
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has already been fixed
in the latest released version of that product, which you can download at 

Additional info:

This has been fixed in 4.0.18