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Hiding "NULL" in Query Results box on Request Offering form

Hi, in a Query Results box on a Requst Offering form, we expose columns that in some cases do not have any content on some rows -- for those cells in the Query Results box "NULL" is displayed.  Is it possible via CSS (or?) to simply have those cells display as empty, instead of saying "NULL"?


Thanks!

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  • Geoff_RossGeoff_Ross Cireson Consultant Super IT Monkey ✭✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    Hi David,

    What version of the Cireson Portal are you running? I've tried to replicate this issue for you in version 5 and 6 and cannot. In both versions, when I show a property which has blank values I just get a blank.



    Geoff
  • Leigh_KildayLeigh_Kilday Member Ninja IT Monkey ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2016 Accepted Answer

    Are you certain that you don't have a "NULL" string value for those fields? The fastest way is to use SQL Server Management Studio and execute the following:

    SELECT * FROM ServiceManagement.dbo.ConfigurationItem

    ... and check that the NULL results appear with a dull yellow background.

    To make doubly sure, you can add the column name to the select statement and wrap it in an ISNULL to test whether it is a true NULL or a string.

    E.g. SELECT ISNULL([Status], 'This is NULL') FROM ServiceManagement.dbo.ConfigurationItem

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  • Geoff_RossGeoff_Ross Cireson Consultant Super IT Monkey ✭✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    Hi David,

    What version of the Cireson Portal are you running? I've tried to replicate this issue for you in version 5 and 6 and cannot. In both versions, when I show a property which has blank values I just get a blank.



    Geoff
  • Leigh_KildayLeigh_Kilday Member Ninja IT Monkey ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2016 Accepted Answer

    Are you certain that you don't have a "NULL" string value for those fields? The fastest way is to use SQL Server Management Studio and execute the following:

    SELECT * FROM ServiceManagement.dbo.ConfigurationItem

    ... and check that the NULL results appear with a dull yellow background.

    To make doubly sure, you can add the column name to the select statement and wrap it in an ISNULL to test whether it is a true NULL or a string.

    E.g. SELECT ISNULL([Status], 'This is NULL') FROM ServiceManagement.dbo.ConfigurationItem

  • David_DarlingDavid_Darling Customer IT Monkey ✭
    Wow, thank you both so much, in fact someone had set the values to "NULL" -- I wouldn't have expected that :)  Thanks again!
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