Marketing Automation, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, SFMC Tips & Tricks

NULL value comparison in IF statement

NULL value comparison in IF statement

If you have field in DE that its value is not always populated for a particular row (customer) and you test field value against any value cloud page will throw an 500 – internal server error.

%%[
var @field;// null value


if @field == 4 then
//500 
endif

]%%

To fix this, you will simply need to add another AND-condition to test field value for NULL with NOT IsNull()

%%[
var @field;// null value


if NOT IsNull(@field) AND @field == 4 then
//do something
endif

]%%

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Marcel Szimonisz
Marcel Szimonisz
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