Databasen - NULL dates

Jason Tang jason at
Wed Oct 18 11:04:36 BST 2006

On Wed Oct 18, 2006 at 10:51:41AM +0100, Nigel Rantor wrote:
> So, have been interviewing DB types lately, looking for a Guru.
> We got into a discussion about whether or not to use NULL values for 
> dates that are as-yet-unknown. anyone have strong feelings and arguments 
> either way?
> Interested to see where people stand.

I'd say NULL is a good state to be in as it clearly indicates that it has yet to be set, rather than some arbitary date. Best answer I can come up with without context of usage.

Do I pass and get an interview? ;)

Jason Tang  - email: jason at - msn: jason-msn at

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