Handling null, undefined values

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Is there a better way to handle undefined values than a ternary? It is annoying having to do this for every value.

What is the error message (if any)?

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{{ $json.fieldName ? $json.fieldName : β€œβ€ }}

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Hi @spencerbf, it depends a bit on the exact context you want to handle such values in, but in general I like to use what’s called short-circuiting: {{ $json.fieldName || "" }}. Here is an example workflow:


@MutedJam Sorry for the delay, i have not been on n8n for the last week. Thanks for your help and response! Much appreciated.

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thanks @MutedJam.

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