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added english coalesce() function help

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lynxlynxlynx committed Sep 7, 2012
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<h3>coalesce() function</h3>
Returns the first non-NULL value from the expression list.
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This function can take any number of arguments.
<h4>Syntax</h4>
<code>coalesce(expression1, expression2 ...)</code><br>

<h4>Arguments</h4>
<code>expression</code> - any valid expression or value, irregardless of type.
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<h4>Example</h4>
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<code>coalesce(NULL, 2) &rarr; 2</code><br>
<code>coalesce(NULL, 2, 3) &rarr; 2</code><br>
<code>coalesce(7, NULL, 3*2) &rarr; 7</code><br><br>
<code>coalesce("fieldA", "fallbackField", 'ERROR') &rarr; value of fieldA if it is non-NULL
else the value of "fallbackField" or the string 'ERROR' if both are NULL</code><br>

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