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Thread: Using Filter rows

  1. #1
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    Aug 2008

    Unhappy Using Filter rows

    I want to check if a field is empty or not. How can I make it in Filter Rows?

    Pls help.


  2. #2


    Well surely its if the field = null then send to the true output step if it = false then is goes to the false output step.
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  3. #3
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    Aug 2008


    Thank you

  4. #4


    There is a difference between NULL and empty (String/Varchar).
    Check for NULL is made with "value IS NOT NULL" (in both Kettle and SQL).
    Check for emptiness is done with "LEN(value) = 0" in SQL or '= "" ' in Kettle.

    Last edited by christophWeißenborn; 09-02-2008 at 04:26 AM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2008


    so what will i particularly place in the 'value' box in Filter Rows? Is it ok if I will put there a "NULL" string?

  6. #6


    I do not know which condition you need. Your input values predefine that.
    To build your condition do
    1. choose the field
    2. choose the function: "IS NULL" or "="
    if appropriate 3. choose the value (for comparing)

    Point 3 is not appropriate if you choose "IS NULL".

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