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# Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tips for Catching Blank Records

This is a question I get asked quite often.  When running any standard Syteline report, a range of “blank” returns the value for all records.  So how do you capture only those records that are truly blank? Thanks to the Syteline filtering capabilities on forms, you could filter in the field using the “null” command which works fabulously.  Unfortunately it doesn’t help much with Standard Syteline Output Reports.

In this case, the answer is very simple.  You only need to create a unit code record of 01 with a description of “Accounting Only Do not Use”.  And then of course, never use it.


So if for example, you want to see all of the ledger entries for a given period where the account number is equal to Office Supplies and there is no department associated with it, you would select a unit code 1 range of “blank” through “01” and it will give you that answer.  This is also handy in writing financial statements.  Some users have even created financial statements named “Reclass” to capture all of the missing values for easy reclass identification.


How many of you already use this trick?


Mary Farina
BTA Senior SyteLine Accounting Consultant

Thursday, September 30, 2010 5:20:23 PM (Central Daylight Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0]  SyteLine | SyteLine Technical

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