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Posted on 2011-03-23
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Hello,
I have a bunch of fields that are requiring "N/A" if the end user hasn't entered any data.  The code I'm using for the source is as follows.
=IIf([Close Date]<=0,"N/A",[Close Date])

Now, this works for numbers but not for text entries.  How can I edit this code to work for text entries?
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Dale Fye earned 250 total points
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Try the NZ() function.

=NZ([Close Date], "N/A")

This will work if no data has ever been entered, but if data was entered, saved, and then deleted, it probably won't.  In that case, you might try:

= IIF(LEN([Close Date] & "") = 0, "N/A", [Close Date])
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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first, you have to set the Data type of the field to Text, if it is not set as Text.
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by:napsternova
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Easy as pie.  Thank you soooo much!
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by:Dale Fye
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your welcome
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