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Meghana Pandey (15111514) | asked Sep 27 '11, 2:09 a.m.
We have added a custom workitem attribute of type "Integer" to one of our workitem types. What we have observed is that the attribute's value gets defaulted to "0", which we do not want.

Is there a way we can default it to null or any other value by changing in the process template?

Regards,
Meghana

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Robert Huet commented Nov 19 '15, 10:39 a.m.

Does anyone know if an enhancement has been filed for this?  I could not find one.  Not being able to default custom integer values to "null" is a real problem for required attributes.  We are defaulting to "-1", since "0" could be a valid value, but that is ugly and has to be filtered out of our reports.  Fortunately, we have Insight, so we can do this in the Framework.


Ralph Schoon commented Nov 20 '15, 5:05 a.m.
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Consider to add a condition that returns false for -1 and add a required attribute for condition operational behavior so that you prevent saving the -1.

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Donald Nong (14.4k213) | answered Nov 20 '15, 4:50 a.m.
I don't think it's going to work this way, as "null" is not a valid integer value. I would suggest using a String type instead with a validator to make sure the string represents an integer.

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Ralph Schoon commented Nov 20 '15, 5:02 a.m. | edited Nov 20 '15, 5:03 a.m.
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Yes, for types like integer the default is a valid 0. and not a non existent object null. The same applies for Boolean as far as I can tell.


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Gustavo Monti Rocha (25916) | answered Jan 29 '13, 8:09 a.m.
Hi Meghana,

We're having same trouble. Any solution?

Thanks.

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