Sandeep Krishnan Sandeep Krishnan - 5 months ago 33
Python Question

How to check if a string is null in python

I have a value cookie that is returned from a POST call using Python.

I need to check whether the

cookie
value is empty or null.
Thus I need a function or expression for the if condition.
How can I do this in Python?
For example:

if cookie == NULL

if cookie == None


P.S.
cookie
is the variable in which the value is stored.

Answer

Try this:

if cookie and not cookie.isspace():
    # the string is non-empty
else:
    # the string is empty

The above takes in consideration the cases where the string is None or a sequence of white spaces.

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