SharePoint Checkbox Yes and Empty (No) values

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Tech Trek – 2014.07.02

PROBLEM –
SharePoint defaults into “No” (false) value when Checkbox column is not selected.¬†A user requested that it will be easier to isolate “Yes” (true) value when having a Checkbox column. This got me into my thinking cap, so why not?

WORKAROUND –
You can create a Choice column instead with only one item e.g. Yes, in order, to display empty values when users doesn’t select a value. Make this an optional column and leave the default value as blank. You can choose whether to use a drop down style, or checkbox to display the control.

Nice and easy …

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