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Helper II
Helper II

Hide cards when empty content, is there a generic formula?

Hi! I have a form with A LOT of cards. I would like to hide the empty cards, i.e. cards where their "Default" value is  = "".

I can put in the "Visible" property of the card the formula "If(ThisItem.FIELDNAME="",false,true)". 
But I would need to customize the formula for EACH card of my form...

I would like to use a generic formula, so that it would be enough for me to CTRL+select all cards "on the left", then click on "Visible" property on the right and then paste the same formula on all the cards. One shot, and all cards would be automatically hidden when the content is empty. 

But I cannot find a generic formula, unfortunately. The "Default" property of the card ("If(Default="", false,true)" ) does not work. Too bad! 

Any idea? 
THX!
Bye,
A.-

 

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Anonymous
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Like excel you dont need the if statement, so you can just do !IsBlank(Default) or you could use !IsBlank(Thisitem.Fieldname)  so you dont need the ,true, false and () to make managing the app easier. 

Thanks @Anonymous for you answer, but it is not a matter of "what function to use". The "Default" property seems not to be usable in the "Visible" property of a card.
I can access the "Parent.Default" property if I use it from a control contained in a card. e.g. I can set the "Visible" property of an editbox contained in a card to "!IsBlank(Parent.Default)"). But card's "Default" property seems not to be usable from the card itself. 

 

See below: you see? When I try to use your proposed function in the "view" property of a Card, it suggests me to use the "Defaults" function. If I keep on and select "Default" instead, it gives me  an error...

 

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Anonymous
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Hi Sorry fo rhte late reply, have you tried using ThisItem and the field name, like ThisItem.Something.

Anonymous
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Happy to jump on skype with you if you like, PM me if you want.

Hi @KeithWhatlin: yes, as I wrote in the firts post, using ThisItem.<FieldName> works fine! But the issue is that each card has a different FieldName, of course. And I am looking for a formula that can be pasted with one single keystroke to ALL "View" properties of my different cards, with no changes. 

I don't want to write a "If (IsBlank(Thisitem.<FieldName>),false,true)" changing the FieldName for each single card...

(Thanks for offering, but I don't want to bother you in skype, also because we may be living in different timezones :-)) 

Bye!
A.-

i dont think it is not possible, i have seen a Suggestion in vote to add thisitem.me.

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