I have just been informed that I can already do this - change the "Display Null Value as" combo to an empty string. That affects both the UI and data placed on the clipboard for pasting.
Thanks for the quick response, and I feel annoyed at myself for not spotting something so obvious. :-)
I am currently using DbVis with a lot of ad-hoc queries that involve copying data from a query and pasting into an Excel spreadsheet.
The only annoyance is dealing with NULL fields. I currently do a search-and-replace in Excel, looking for the value "(null)" and replacing with an empty string.
What I would like is for those fields to simply paste into Excel as an empty field.
Is there an existing option that does this, that I might have overlooked?
If not, could this be considered as a new feature? The settings page (Tool Properties...General...Data Formats) already has a section for Null Values.
A minimal solution would just be another drop-down option in that section :-
"Paste Null Value as: ", with the options
- string literal "null"
- empty string