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I am working on this web report for my company using Coldfusion and CSS style sheet.  Whenever a column on the report is displaying a null value the underline on the CSS style sheet doesn't appear.  How do I get the bottom line of the CSS style sheet to appear on NUll values in the report.  Below is my code

<cfoutput query="dsprpt">
      <cfif (#dsprpt.currentrow# mod 2) EQ 0>
        <tr class="tr_evenrow"> <cfelse> <tr>
      </cfif>
      <td class="tdstart"><a href=".../coop/phase2/preapprove/dsp_update.cfm?Preapproval_ID=#Preapproval_ID#" target="_blank">#dsprpt.Preapproval_ID#</a></td>
      <td class="tdstart">#dsprpt.Vendor#</td>
      <td class="tdstart">#dateformat(dsprpt.Date_PreApproval,'MM/DD/YYYY')#</td>
      <td class="tdstart">#dsprpt.Coordinator#</td>      
      <td class="tdstart">#dsprpt.ContactName#</td>      
      <td class="tdstart">#dsprpt.Fax#</td>            
      <td class="tdstart">#dsprpt.Email#</td>                  
      <td class="tdstart">#dollarformat(dsprpt.ExpectedCost)#</td>
      <td class="tdstart">#dsprpt.EntryCode#</td>
      <td class="tdstart">#dsprpt.PricePoint#</td>
      <td class="tdstart">#dsprpt.Status#</td>
      <td class="tdstart">#dsprpt.Notes#</td>
      <td class="tdstart">#dateformat(dsprpt.Date_Received,'MM/DD/YYYY')#</td>
      <td class="tdstart">#dsprpt.ActionUser#</td>      
      <td class="tdstart">#dsprpt.ActionDate#</td>      
</tr>      
      </cfoutput></table>
      </tr></td>
  </table>
      </div>
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by:73Spyder
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You might could check for nulls and if so put a space in like this:

 <td class="tdstart">
   <cfif len(dsprpt.Vendor) GT 0>#dsprpt.Vendor#<cfelse>&nbsp;</cfif>
</td>


That way there is something in the output instead of an empty string.
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by:rudodoo
ID: 17941184
Will that effect the table that the insert form uses to insert records into the the database.
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by:rudodoo
ID: 17941218
Also tdclass on the style sheet is defined as


.tdstart {
      padding: 3px 8px;
      text-align:right;
      border-bottom: 1px solid #999999;
}
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by:trailblazzyr55
ID: 17941225
you don't really need to check against a value, you can just keep it short and do this...

<cfif len(trim(dsprpt.Vendor))>#dsprpt.Vendor#<cfelse>&nbsp;</cfif>
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ID: 17941253
a <td> will not display unless it has content, this is why your styles didn't show for it, and that is why in the absence of content for a <td> you need to give it at least the space "&nbsp;"

<cfif len(trim(dsprpt.Vendor))>#dsprpt.Vendor#<cfelse>&nbsp;</cfif>
             check for content         if content show        else give it a space for filler
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by:trailblazzyr55
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you asked: "Will that effect the table that the insert form uses to insert records into the the database."

if I understand you question correctly then no, the space is just for display purposes and to get the style to display properly in the column in the absence of content returned from the query for that given field.

if you have hidden fields or forms vars dependant on the values returned from your query, it'll just update again with a null when you submit, you don't need spaces there, just for display...
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by:rudodoo
ID: 17941368
That worked great I appreciate it
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