I need to check if a date field (LegalDate) has been filled in. Date fields don't have the ability to check if it is empty or not (bummer) so I decided to set a text variable txt_LegalDate = LegalDate and then do a run if txt_LegalDate is empty.
Oddly enough the LegalDate field on the list is empty but when I set the txt_LegalDate field equal to the current value (Null) the workflow assigns 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM to txt_LegalDate. Huh?
Now I'm checking to see if txt_LegalDate contains "0001". This works but seems really hokey. Is there a better way?