ISNULL (Entity SQL)
Determines if a query expression is null.
expression IS [ NOT ] NULL
Any valid query expression. Cannot be a collection, have collection members, or a record type with collection type properties.
Negates the EDM.Boolean result of IS NULL.
expression returns null; otherwise,
IS NULL to determine if the element of an outer join is null:
select c from LOB.Customers as c left outer join LOB.Orders as o on c.ID = o.CustomerID where o is not null and o.OrderQuantity = @x
IS NULL to determine if a member has an actual value:
select c from LOB.Customer as c where c.DOB is not null
The following table shows the behavior of
IS NULL over some patterns. All exceptions are thrown from the client side before the provider gets invoked:
|null IS NULL||Returns
|TREAT (null AS EntityType) IS NULL||Returns
|TREAT (null AS ComplexType) IS NULL||Throws an error.|
|TREAT (null AS RowType) IS NULL||Throws an error.|
|EntityType IS NULL||Returns
|ComplexType IS NULL||Throws an error.|
|RowType IS NULL||Throws an error.|
The following Entity SQL query uses the IS NOT NULL operator to determine if a query expression is not null. The query is based on the AdventureWorks Sales Model. To compile and run this query, follow these steps:
Follow the procedure in How to: Execute a Query that Returns StructuralType Results.
Pass the following query as an argument to the
SELECT VALUE product FROM AdventureWorksEntities.Products AS product WHERE product.Color IS NOT NULL