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  1. MariaDB Server
  2. MDEV-22807

make NULLS LAST default when sql_mode=ORACLE

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      In MySQL/MariaDB NULL values are considered lower than any non-NULL
      value, therefore, NULL values appear first when the order is ASC
      (ascending), and ordered last when the order is DESC (descending).

      MariaDB [(none)]> SELECT name FROM (SELECT 'Leipzig' AS name FROM dual UNION ALL SELECT NULL FROM dual UNION ALL SELECT 'Berlin' FROM dual) t ORDER BY name;
      +---------+
      | name    |
      +---------+
      | NULL    |
      | Berlin  |
      | Leipzig |
      +---------+
      3 rows in set (0.001 sec)
      

      Can we implement something like NULLS LAST so even if with order by esc, NULLs come last and not first?

      Though for now there is some workaround like using order by with null.

      MariaDB [(none)]> SELECT name FROM (SELECT 'Leipzig' AS name FROM dual UNION ALL SELECT NULL FROM dual UNION ALL SELECT 'Berlin' FROM dual) t ORDER BY name is null, name asc;
      +---------+
      | name    |
      +---------+
      | Berlin  |
      | Leipzig |
      | NULL    |
      +---------+
      3 rows in set (0.001 sec)
      
      

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            Assignee:
            ralf.gebhardt@mariadb.com Ralf Gebhardt
            Reporter:
            niljoshi Nilnandan Joshi
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