Ideally that option is what you would want, but in our case our app has been running for years with NULLs everywhere. It would break our application and was in fact doing so in development.
After some reasearch I found that by putting
would disable it globally but was insufficient because running
would return STRICT_ALL_TABLES. Meaning that the database was still not functioning as before.
There's probably a better way, but how I fixed it was to modify the plist.
to the program parameters.
Now my tests are passing.