NullCount - chart function

NullCount() is used to aggregate the number of NULL values in each chart dimension.

Syntax:  

NullCount({[SetExpression][DISTINCT] [TOTAL [<fld {,fld}>]]} expr)

Return data type: integer

Arguments:  

Argument Description
expr The expression or field containing the data to be measured.
set_expression By default, the aggregation function will aggregate over the set of possible records defined by the selection. An alternative set of records can be defined by a set analysis expression.
DISTINCT If the word DISTINCT occurs before the function arguments, duplicates resulting from the evaluation of the function arguments are disregarded.
TOTAL

If the word TOTAL occurs before the function arguments, the calculation is made over all possible values given the current selections, and not just those that pertain to the current dimensional value, that is, it disregards the chart dimensions.

By using TOTAL [<fld {.fld}>], where the TOTAL qualifier is followed by a list of one or more field names as a subset of the chart dimension variables, you create a subset of the total possible values.

Defining the aggregation scope

Examples and results:  

Example Result
NullCount([OrderNumber]) 1 because we have introduced a null value using NullInterpret in the inline LOAD statement.

Data used in example:

Set NULLINTERPRET = NULL;

Temp:

LOAD * inline [

Customer|Product|OrderNumber|UnitSales|CustomerID

Astrida|AA|1|10|1

Astrida|AA|7|18|1

Astrida|BB|4|9|1

Astrida|CC|6|2|1

Betacab|AA|5|4|2

Betacab|BB|2|5|2

Betacab|DD|||

Canutility|AA|3|8|

Canutility|CC|NULL||

] (delimiter is '|');

Set NULLINTERPRET=;

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