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Oracle 10g - Return default when no record found

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A simple query that returns a number stored as a string.
For some, there will be no matching row found
As this value will later be used in division, I want it to return 1 by default

Neither NVL or COALESCE are returning the 1. I suspect this is the difference between a null column and No matching record.
Not sure how to correct this.

select 
COALESCE(ALT_INVT_REP_CODE,'1'),
NVL(ALT_INVT_REP_CODE,1)
from M_Item_D3 
where Comp_Code = 'A1' and Cust_code = 'ARCINT' and ALT_INVT_REP_TP_CODE = 'UNIT'
and Item_code = 'XMC613'
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