Nz Method
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Nz Method

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Use this method to return zero, a zero-length string (" "), or another specified value when a value is Null. For example, you can use this function to convert a Null value to another value and prevent it from propagating through an expression. Returns a Variant.

expression.Nz(Value, ValueIfNull)

expression   Required. An expression that returns a DataSourceControl object.

Value  Required Variant. The value to convert.

ValueIfNull  Optional Variant. Value to return if the Value argument argument is Null. This argument enables you to return a value other than zero or a zero-length string.


This method is useful for expressions that may include Null values. To force an expression to evaluate to a non-Null value even when it contains a Null value, use the this method to return a zero, a zero-length string, or a custom return value.

For example, the expression 2 + varX will always return a Null value when the Variant varX is Null. However, 2 + MSODSC.Nz(varX) returns 2.

In the next example, the optional argument supplied to the Nz method provides the string to be returned if varFreight is Null.

varResult = MSODSC.Nz(varFreight, "No Freight Charge")


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