It appears that 9.0+ handles NULL differently than its counterpart version 8. Version 8 correctly was setting a NULL value in a field of it was set as 'NULLABLE' and no value provided. Version 9 no longer does it. This will create problems when queries are written with explicit NULL filters. See attached screen-shot. What was a reason for this change? It was working fine the way it was before. Now I consider it broke.