I am trying to create a formula field to count if there are any blank values on Number field.

My formula is :

if(ISBLANK(Number Field),1,0)

However, it is always coming as '0' even if the number field is having some value in the record.

Please advise as to where I am going wrong.

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    – Saariko
    Commented Oct 28, 2012 at 8:43

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One assumption Vimal Go to the formula field edit it and scroll down to the last and see if you set Treat blank fields as zeroes if you did set it to "Treat blank fields as zeroes"

Set it to :

Treat blank fields as blanks

Hope this solves.

  • Yes, that did resolve the issue! However, I find it a little strange as it is a number field, I thought we should treat blank fields as zeroes. Any idea behind the explanation for that? Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 16:52
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    If your formula references any number, currency, or percent fields, specify what happens to the formula output when their values are blank. When you say blank as 0's then technically the field is never blank
    – Rao
    Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 16:58

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