How to Return a Null Value in Attribute Rule

01-18-2019 05:47 AM
New Contributor II

We are using the Add Attribute Rule tool to execute an arcade script (Script 1). This is for an app we are developing. I want the script to return null in the “PlannedClosureStart” date field (line 3) when “No” is input in the “PlannedClosure” text field (line 0). However, when I try to add this the tool returns the error “ERROR 000358: Invalid expression Failed to execute (AddAttributeRule)”.


Is it possible to add null values to date fields in an arcade script?


Script 1


var PlannedStart = $feature.PlannedClosure;

if (PlannedStart=="Yes") {

    return $feature.PlannedClosureStart


else return null

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Esri Esteemed Contributor

There is currently a BUG reported when you try to return a null value in Arcade: See How to return null in Arcade with Calculate Field (python works fine)? 

I would probably change the expression like this (although your code does not yield a compile error):

var PlannedStart = $feature.PlannedClosure;
if (PlannedStart=="Yes") {
    return $feature.PlannedClosureStart;
} else {
    return null;

Is you field configured to allow null values?