Function arrow::compute::or_kleene

pub fn or_kleene(
    left: &BooleanArray,
    right: &BooleanArray
) -> Result<BooleanArray, ArrowError>
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Logical ‘or’ boolean values with Kleene logic


This function behaves as follows with nulls:

  • true or null = true
  • null or true = true
  • false or null = null
  • null or false = null
  • null or null = null

In other words, in this context a null value really means "unknown", and an unknown value ‘or’ true is always true. For a different null behavior, see function "or".


let a = BooleanArray::from(vec![Some(true), Some(false), None]);
let b = BooleanArray::from(vec![None, None, None]);
let or_ab = or_kleene(&a, &b).unwrap();
assert_eq!(or_ab, BooleanArray::from(vec![Some(true), None, None]));


If the operands have different lengths