I am trying to display fields on the basis is value is null or not. I have used below code. Its not working. I am still wondering where is mistake.

I checked and confirms c.FlagEncrypted__c has values and not null.

 <apex:column headerValue="SSsk" rendered="{!IF(c.FlagEncrypted__c!=null,'YES','NO')} ">
  <apex:inputField value="{!c.FlagEncrypted__c}"/>

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Boolean values are always "true" or "false". Further, you never need an IF statement when doing a comparison. The following version should work equally well:


If you insist on using IF, then you must use TRUE or FALSE, and should not be in quotes:


Finally, it's considered idiomatic to use formula-style evaluation, so ideally you should write:

  • Thanks SFDCFOX. Its not working for me, i found on page its displaying inputfield, but my coloum name is not comming. All rows are shifting one coloum head. Please advise. Should i put rendered condition in <apex:inputField value="{!c.FlagEncrypted__c}"/> also. Apr 4, 2018 at 3:39
  • @DavidMycka No, rendered should affect the entire column. There's probably something else wrong in your code.
    – sfdcfox
    Apr 4, 2018 at 3:43
  • @DavidMycka You can't use the field on a record for the header, because technically you haven't "entered the loop" yet. That's probably why it's behaving oddly.
    – sfdcfox
    Apr 4, 2018 at 3:47
  • Thanks @sfdcbox. This column is part of pageblockTable where i am populating othere fields easily like c.firstname, c.lastname. Those are comming right. Please suggest. Apr 4, 2018 at 3:55

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