Handling Division by Zero Scenarios in Xano Function
During the meeting, the State Changers discussed a problem related to a function that generates aggregate statistics. They wanted to figure out how to handle scenarios where the function references a zero and avoid running it in those cases. They explored the use of a circuit breaker concept and discussed using an early return statement provided by Xano, the platform they were using. They suggested placing the circuit breaker logic before each division operation in the function, specifically focusing on the rates being calculated. They identified the total queued variable as the starting point for implementing the circuit breaker. By returning a default value of zero when total queued is zero, they can prevent the function from running unnecessary calculations. This approach makes testing easier and ensures that the function takes care of handling potential zero values internally. The participant expressed gratitude for the solution and the discussion continued onto other topics.