This article provides an overview of special character handling within North52 BPA.
The Character '?' for checking values
This character within North52 BPA is used to represent a null value in a field. It allows us to make checks like the
If( [account.description] = '?', ......
Please note that instead of using the above format you would be better using our ContainsData() function as follows
If( ContainsData([account.description]) , ......
The Character '?' for setting null values
We can also use this character to set a null value as follows,
UpdateRecord('account', [account.accountid], SetAttribute('description', '?'))
A pair of '#' characters
A function call as follows allows us to enter dates as strings in a North52 formula
DateDiff('#01/01/2013#', '#02/02/2013#', 'd') //Returns 32
The Character '#' for setting defaults
This character within North52 BPA is used when a field contains a null value but you want to set it to an empty string value.