Hispanic 100 Hispanic 100 - 1 year ago 66
MySQL Question

Is it possible to have an empty MySQL numeric field?

I want to have an empty field on a MySQL Numeric field. If I define the field to allow a NULL value it defaults to 0.00. Sometimes for this row item I prefer no value. I could probably create a different table to track these few items, but at this point I prefer a one table solution.

Answer Source

Because you did this with DEFAULT. Don't do that:

create table t1
(   id int auto_increment primary key,
    thing varchar(100) not null,

insert t1(thing) values ('fish');
select * from t1;
| id | thing | anInt |
|  1 | fish  |  0.00 |
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