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Status Future consideration
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Created by Guest
Created on Aug 13, 2019

Support "NULL" checks for calculated columns

When you are using calculated columns, and want to check if a 'value type' field such as a date is null, there isn't a clean way of comparing the value to null. For example: If a date is blank, return "Not set", else return the date formatted as a string.

We were able to overcome this by using the coalesce function:

if(coalesce(field(“Feature due date”), “1900-01-01") == “1900-01-01”, “Not set”, “<date>”)
However, it would  be more easy on the eye to be able to do:

if(field(“Feature due date”) == null, "Not set", ...)
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  • Jonathan Lewit
    Jun 26, 2020

    I agree that a null check would be far easier to read, but would like to thank you for highlighting the coalesce workaround. Using this now!

  • Laura Giles
    Aug 21, 2019


    ISBLANK /  NOTBLANK /NULL function support so I can run a calc if a core/custom field is blank.