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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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Chris Quinn24-Dec-12 0:19
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That is a programmer's trick to handle null values - it converts a null value to an empty string, which then evaluates to zero. The use of the ampersand (&) makes this work - if the plus sign (+) is used to concatenate, an invalid use of null error will be thrown, as any variable concatenated using + will be nulled if any of the concatenated values are null

It is equivalent to using functions such as IsNull, NZ etc
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