1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 7, 2012 4:39 PM by Peter Rieper RSS

    Null fields and or empty string and or ...

      Q1:

      When I pull data and I have a field and the field appears to be either Null, an empty string, or it has a few spaces in it, and when I use the script,

       

      Where not IsNull([Field Name]) and Len(trim([Field Name])) >0 and it still does not delete those empty lines, what should I do to get rid of them?

      Q2:  Then just by chance I did this with a resident load, trim([Field Name]) as [Field Name] and it deleted all the lines where Field Name was empty.  I did not have any code after that. How did this get rid of empty rows when I only told it to trim them, not delte them?  Maybe I am not understanding the use of trim or?  Any who, please answer both Q's so I can figure this out.  Many Thanks, Sean