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I am trying to figure out the following problem.
Please take a look at the example below.
Achieved Start Date [AST]- is a field,from CSV file.
In my example the field is just empty. There is no spaces, no hidden characters etc.
Function isnull() return - 0 (FALSE). Not null? Thus it has something inside.
Interesting? Stay with me
My first thought - maybe Qlik recognizes this field as an empty string.
I try istext() function - the result is TRUE
Also, I tried len() function - the result is 0, so it means there is nothing - zero letters inside.
What is more interesting...
I try the isnum() function - it returns... FALSE.
ANY IDEAS WHAT IS GOING ON?
Edited information about isnum/istext results.
Go to Solution.
You're right - I typed wrong info about isnum/istext values.
Attached is sample csv.
As you can see in my case the AST is written as "". (two quotation marks, nothing between them).
Finally, I found the reason of this issue.
From Qlik Help:
"A string with length zero is not considered as a NULL and will cause IsNull to return False."
Nevertheless, it's ridiculous that isnull() doesn't work in that case.
There is no water in the glass, but the glass is not empty. - good one Qlik!
In this case:
In case 1 isnull(value) returns True
In case 2 - False!!!
In case 3 - False
Qlik team has a lot to work on....
Your statements about text vs numbers seems to be backwards from what the picture shows.
Maybe is you attached a sample csv with just a few records?
I suspect that this field has a missing value instead of a null value.
Remember that missing values are very different from null values.
Check this out:
NULL handling in QlikView