# null

Is null

null x     null[x]


Returns 1b where x is null.

Applies to all data types except enums, and to items of lists, dict values and table columns.

null is an atomic function.

q)null 0 0n 0w 1 0n
01001b

q)where all null ([] c1:abc; c2:0n 0n 0n; c3:10 0N 30)
,c2


Enums always show as non-null.

q)a:a
q)=a$ / non-enumerated and enumerated null symbol show as equivalent 1b q)null / null symbol behaves as expected 1b q)nulla$          / enumeration of null symbol does not
0b


The intention was not to have nulls in the enums. That value is used to indicate out of range. (Think of them as a way to represent foreign keys.) To test for an enumeration backed by a null symbol, one can use the equality test – but at the cost of CPU cycles:

q)a:10000000?8
q)v:a\$a
q)\ts null v
18 16777344
q)\ts =v
66 268435648
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