RE: owb and NVL

From: TJ Kiernan <>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 12:58:37 -0600
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Looking at both my simple and convoluted mappings, I'm not seeing NVL() functions except where I wrote them in the GUI, so either this is some version-specific muddiness, or there's an ETL developer who gets paid per line of code.

For reference, I'm on 11.1 on Windows 2008 x64.

T. J.

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From: [] On Behalf Of Niall Litchfield Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 5:39 AM To: ORACLE-L
Subject: owb and NVL

I'm looking at an OWB generated statement (and so my head is exploding) which is full of subqueries like the following. SELECT NVL(T1.KEY_VALUE, NULL)... I sure am puzzled as to why the tool would generate this and not

SELECT T1.KEY_VALUE... other than to further muddy the waters.

Niall Litchfield
Oracle DBA


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