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Debbie PerrottDebbie Perrott 

If an apex trigger is set to a picklist field value - what does it do if the field is null?

Sorry if this is a stupid question but I am an Admin rather than a developer. We have a trigger that creates renewal opportunites - and one of the criteria is to ignore inactive accounts. 
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On the account there is a field called account status and it is a picklist with the values of active and inactive. If the account has no value in this field - will it return a true or false value? i.e will the trigger ignore this account in the code.

Prosenjit Sarkar 7Prosenjit Sarkar 7
Hi Debbie, 

your information is incomplete. We cannot debug anything from the code snippet you provided. Can yo please share the whole trigger if possible ?

Shamsi 110Shamsi 110
If picklist does not have any value specified then it will return empty/Null as te nature of picklist is text. If you would have defined the checkbox type (Boolean) then default value would have returned .

Mark my answer, if you find this useful.

Hasan Shamsi