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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrasing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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GeneralWould you like to buy an IsNull ? Pin
PIEBALDconsult5-Dec-12 8:04
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KP Lee wrote:
At least it isn't ...


I think that's in a few other places. Sigh | :sigh:

This is an improvement over some earlier code by the same guy that is something like:

SELECT 
(SELECT COUNT(*) FROM T WHERE ... ) A ,
(SELECT COUNT(*) FROM T WHERE ... ) B ,
(SELECT COUNT(*) FROM T WHERE ... ) C ,
...

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