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package org.apache.calcite.sql.type;

import org.apache.calcite.rel.type.RelDataType;
import org.apache.calcite.sql.SqlOperatorBinding;

import com.google.common.collect.ImmutableList;

 * Strategy to infer the type of an operator call from the type of the operands
 * by using a series of {@link SqlReturnTypeInference} rules in a given order.
 * If a rule fails to find a return type (by returning NULL), next rule is tried
 * until there are no more rules in which case NULL will be returned.
public class SqlReturnTypeInferenceChain implements SqlReturnTypeInference {
  //~ Instance fields --------------------------------------------------------

  private final ImmutableList<SqlReturnTypeInference> rules;

  //~ Constructors -----------------------------------------------------------

   * Creates a SqlReturnTypeInferenceChain from an array of rules.
   * <p>Package-protected.
   * Use {@link org.apache.calcite.sql.type.ReturnTypes#chain}.</p>
  SqlReturnTypeInferenceChain(SqlReturnTypeInference... rules) {
    assert rules != null;
    assert rules.length > 1;
    for (SqlReturnTypeInference rule : rules) {
      assert rule != null;
    this.rules = ImmutableList.copyOf(rules);

  //~ Methods ----------------------------------------------------------------

  public RelDataType inferReturnType(SqlOperatorBinding opBinding) {
    for (SqlReturnTypeInference rule : rules) {
      RelDataType ret = rule.inferReturnType(opBinding);
      if (ret != null) {
        return ret;
    return null;