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Checkbox returns 1 or null, why not 0?

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Matthieu_Rouvin
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Hi all,
As I understand (but I might wrong), a checkbox returns 1 or null.
Shouldn’t it be returning 1 or 0 (“True” / “False” or “checked” / “unchecked”) to be more useful ?
It would then be usable in pivot-tables or other kind of summaries.
Thanks for your help ?

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Adam_Minich
Airtable Employee
Airtable Employee

Hi @Matthieu_Rouvin,

Adam from Airtable here.

The behavior probably looks like a null result in the UI, but, on the backend, the checkbox field is in the true/false, 1/0 (boolean) format.

Short video explanation here: Screen Recording 2021-05-12...

Cheers, and let me know if you are running into something else.