nano7 nano7 - 1 year ago 122
Groovy Question

GSP: check if model (variable) is empty not working

Im new to grails (1.3.7) and Im trying to get something to work:

In my controller, I give back a few lists which I want to access in my gsp. Accessing works, but I only want to access them if they are not empty. The check if a list is empty or not does not work.

Here is what my controller gives back:

return new ModelAndView("/questions/questions", [ questionsList101 : allQuestions101, questionsList102 : allQuestions102, ... ])

allQuestions-objects are "def allQuestions.." containing Questions-Objects (Database-Object)

on my gsp now I try the following:

<g:if test="${!empty questionsList101}"> 101:<br/>
<g:each in="${questionsList101}" var="elem" status="i">
<g:checkBox name="${questionsList101[i].id}" value="${questionsList101[i].id}"/>${questionsList101[i].id}<br/>

the loop is working, the check for emptiness is not. I tried with "not empty", "!empty", ... dont know whats wrong! any help is apreciated! :-)

Answer Source

In GSPs, you have full groovy support in a ${} expression. You can do proper method calls on your objects if you want. Try this:

<g:if test="${questionsList101 != null && !questionsList101.isEmpty()}">
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