In our Visual Flow, we have a screen for Generational Suffix, which is an optional picklist:

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The Generation_Suffix_Picklist_Choice is a Picklist Choice showing value like "Sr.", "Jr.", etc. This works just fine.

The Generational_Siffix_Default_Choice is a standard choice field bound to the a Contact field called Generational_Suffix__c. Here is its setup:

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When there's a value already set in this field, the Flow picklist field shows that value, as expected. But if the value is not set already, then the picklist show the API name of the picklist component itself:

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How can I have it show blank or no value when the field is blank/null?

  • Were you able to figure this out?
    – Gunner1714
    Dec 28, 2019 at 0:41

1 Answer 1


You might be able to write a formula that checks if your {!Contact.Generational_Suffix__c} is null. If yes, set it to something like "--None--". If no, set it to your merge field.

  • That would be BLANKVALUE, I think.
    – Adrian Larson
    Feb 21, 2020 at 1:06

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