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Replacing null values by using the fillnull and filldown commands


Null values are field values that are missing in a particular result but are present in another result. You're finding that some of your searches result in a lot of null values, which can make your reports look confusing or messy. You'd like to replace them with something different.


You can use fillnull and filldown to replace null values in your results. The fillnull command replaces null values in all fields with a zero by default. The filldown command replaces null values with the last non-null value for a field or set of fields.

This video shows you both commands in action.

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