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I have a custom field: Show_DateTime__c which is a formula(Date/time)

When I run the following anonymous apex:

Coverage_Request__c covreq = [Select Show_DateTime__c, name from Coverage_Request__c where name = 'a0Cg0000007URCI'];

system.debug('Show name is ' + covreq.Name);
system.debug('show date time is ' + covreq.Show_DateTime__c);

I get the output:

|DEBUG|Show name is a0Cg0000007URCI
|DEBUG|show date time is null

but when I log into my sandbox and go to the actual record there is a show_DateTime value:

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Any suggestions?

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I'm going to assume for a moment that Show_DateTime__c is a DateTime data type.

You will need to implicitly convert it to a string for debug purposes....

system.debug(msg) will automatically convert an object to a string using the type's built-in toString() method. The DateTime type does not have a toString() method.

You can use String.valueOf(covreq.Show_DateTime__c) to force the type conversion.

  • If I try and do covreq.Show_DateTime__c.format(); I get a null pointer exception, so it is actually null – Hans Donkersloot Sep 11 '17 at 19:15

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