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T- SQL Check for String.Empty or Nulls in a Passed Parameter

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I have a stored procedure that receives 20 different parameters as fully built Insert queries...The potential exists though that some of those parameters may be passed to the stored-procedure as empty or nulls.  I need to check to make sure that it is not empty or nulls before I actually EXEC the @SQL.  Can someone please let me know how to do that.  A small portion of the Stored Procedure code is attached.  I have arrows pointing to where I need to check the parameter.  Please show me the right way of doing that.   Help!  msyed1.

 
CREATE PROCEDURE dbo.USP_InsertNewConnectionTables
@CONNInsertSQL varchar(6000) 
 
 
AS
 
BEGIN TRANSACTION
Set Nocount On
Declare @SQL varchar (6000)
 
 
Select @SQL = @CONNInsertSQL
If @SQL <>     String.Empty or NULLS     <<<===================
Begin
  EXEC(@SQL)
  IF @@ERROR <> 0
   BEGIN
    ROLLBACK TRANSACTION
    RETURN (214)
   END
END
 
 
 
COMMIT TRANSACTION
Return 55
GO

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by:danrosenthal
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How about:
If @SQL IS NOT NULL
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check for both '' and NULL

If ISNULL(@SQL, '') <> ''
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by:msyed1
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imitchie: will this check for both NULLS and an empty string.  I need to check for both....
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by:danrosenthal
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Either of these should work:

If @SQL IS NOT NULL OR @SQL <> ''

If ISNULL(@SQL, '') <> ''

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