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toboolean() Function

Function

toboolean( value )

Converts a value to Boolean.

Parameters

Keyword Type Description

value

Any Type

Value to convert.

Returns

Boolean

Usage considerations

Understanding results

A 0 returns false; all other numbers return true.

Strings beginning with t, T, y, Y, or 1 return true; all other strings return false.

Using toboolean() with arrays

When operating on arrays, it is not necessary to use apply with toboolean. If multiple parameters are passed, or one parameter is an Array, then a Boolean Array is returned.

Examples

Primitive types

Using toboolean() with an integer

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toboolean(0)

Returns false.

Using toboolean() with a string

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toboolean("True")

Returns true.

Using toboolean() with a null value

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toboolean(null)

Returns null.

Lists

Using toboolean() with a list of integers

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toboolean(0,1,0,-1)

and

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toboolean({0,1,0,-1})

Both return {false,true,false,true}.

Using toboolean() with a list of strings

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toboolean("Time", "tango", "true", "t", "T", "yes", "Yes", "Y", "y", "1", "S", "seven", "B", "0", "2", null)

Returns {true, true, true, true, true, true, true, true, true, true, false, false, false, false, false, null}.

Using toboolean() with an empty list

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toboolean({})

Returns an empty List of Boolean.

Maps

Using toboolean() with maps

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toboolean(
  {
    a!map(key: "key1", value: true()),
    a!map(key: "key2", value: false()),
    a!map(key: "key3", value: 0),
    a!map(key: "key4", value: 1),
    a!map(key: "key5", value: "Y")
  }.value
)

Returns {true, false, false, true, true}.

Using toboolean() with multiple boolean values in a map

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toboolean(
  {
    a!map(key: "key1", value: true),
    a!map(key: "key2", value: {true, false, true, false}),
    a!map(key: "key3", value: null),
  }.value
)

Returns {true, true, false, true, false, null}.

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this function's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Compatible
Offline Mobile Compatible
Sync-Time Custom Record Fields Compatible

Can be used to create a custom record field that only evaluates at sync time.

Real-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible

Custom record fields that evaluate in real time must be configured using one or more Custom Field functions.

Process Reports Compatible
Process Events Compatible
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toboolean() Function

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