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amazon-redshiftHow can I handle divide by zero errors when using Amazon Redshift?


Divide by zero errors occur when attempting to divide a number by zero. When using Amazon Redshift, divide by zero errors can be handled by using the ISNULL function. This function can be used to check if the denominator is zero before performing the division.

For example:

SELECT CASE WHEN ISNULL(denominator, 0) = 0 THEN 0 ELSE numerator/denominator END AS result
FROM table_name;

This code will return 0 if the denominator is 0, and will perform the division if it is not.

Parts of the code:

  • SELECT: This keyword is used to select the columns from the table that will be used in the query.
  • CASE WHEN: This statement is used to create a conditional statement. It will check if the denominator is 0.
  • ISNULL: This function is used to check if the denominator is 0.
  • THEN: This keyword is used to specify the action that should be taken if the CASE WHEN statement is true.
  • ELSE: This keyword is used to specify the action that should be taken if the CASE WHEN statement is false.
  • END: This keyword is used to close the CASE WHEN statement.
  • FROM: This keyword is used to specify the table that the query will be performed on.

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