Kyle Kyle - 1 year ago 262
SQL Question

Checking for empty/null JToken in a JObject

I have the following...

JArray clients = (JArray)clientsParsed["objects"];

foreach (JObject item in clients.Children())
// etc.. SQL params stuff...
command.Parameters["@MyParameter"].Value = JTokenToSql(item["thisParameter"]);

looks like this...

public static object JTokenToSql(JToken obj)
if (obj.Any())
return (object)obj;
return (object)DBNull.Value;

I have tried
also.. But doesn't seem to be working.

Answer Source

To check whether a property exists on a JObject, you can use the square bracket syntax and see whether the result is null or not. If the property exists, a JToken will be always be returned (even if it has the value null in the JSON).

JToken token = jObject["param"];
if (token != null)
    // the "param" property exists

If you have a JToken in hand and you want to see if it is non-empty, well, that depends on what type of JToken it is and how you define "empty". I usually use an extension method like this:

public static class JsonExtensions
    public static bool IsNullOrEmpty(this JToken token)
        return (token == null) ||
               (token.Type == JTokenType.Array && !token.HasValues) ||
               (token.Type == JTokenType.Object && !token.HasValues) ||
               (token.Type == JTokenType.String && token.ToString() == String.Empty) ||
               (token.Type == JTokenType.Null);