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I tried this in calc (which I am assuming you are using), and it seems
to work for what you describe:


The interesting thing is that calc changed it afterwards to


but it still seems to work.

I hope this helps.

Le mercredi 15 mai 2019 à 15:17 -0700, Girvin Herr a écrit :

I am using LibreOffice on Slackware Linux 14.2 (K4.4.75).

I have a database with a text field which may or may not be null. What I 
want to do is to prefix a dash "-" before the text if the text field is 
not null. At first, I tried this format:


Somewhere, not by me, it got changed to:


However, this does not work. I get the text when not null, but not the 
dash in either case.

Is there another way to do this?


Girvin Herr

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