Filtering by "Not Empty" in Databases
TLDR smileBeda and Vladimir asked about filtering by non-empty fields. Kishore Nallan explained the database doesn't record absent fields, recommending use of a placeholder instead.
Nov 05, 2023 (3 weeks ago)
'filter_by': 'field_name:!='(in this case I am attempting to get all results where this field is not empty, but it tells me it has to be a value…
Kishore Nallan12:35 PM
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Handling Empty Fields and their Indexing
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Filtering Documents by Empty String
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