In a report, the NODATA character string indicates no data or inapplicable data. The default NODATA character is a period. However, you can change this character designation.
SET NODATA = string
Is the character string used to indicate missing data in reports. The default string is a period (.). The string may be a maximum of 11 characters. Common choices are NONE, N/A, and MISSING.
If you do not want any characters, issue the command:
SET NODATA = ' '
In the following request, the NODATA character string is set to MISSING. The word MISSING displays on the report instead of the default period.
SET NODATA=MISSING TABLE FILE EMPLOYEE PRINT CURR_SAL BY LAST_NAME BY FIRST_NAME ACROSS DEPARTMENT END
The output is: