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Boolean operator precedence
Applies to ✅ Open Source Edition ✅ Express Edition ✅ Professional Edition ✅ Enterprise Edition
As previously mentioned in the manual's section about arithmetic expressions, jOOQ does not implement operator precedence. All operators are evaluated from left to right, as expected in an object-oriented API. This is important to understand when combining boolean operators, such as
NOT. The following expressions are equivalent:
A.and(B) .or(C) .and(D) .or(E) (((A.and(B)).or(C)).and(D)).or(E)
In SQL, the two expressions wouldn't be the same, as SQL natively knows operator precedence.
A AND B OR C AND D OR E -- Precedence is applied (((A AND B) OR C) AND D) OR E -- Precedence is overridden