isEmpty String of getParamString

Hi

I have a java code needs to getParamString(parames, PARAM1);
However, sometimes users do not input age and then submit the form.

I use

int age =0;
if (getParamString(parames, PARAM1) != null || getParamString(parames, PARAM1) != "")
{
    age = Integer.parseInt(getParamString(parames, PARAM1));  
    //throws numberFormatException: null
}

How should I validate the param1 ?




int age = Integer.parseInt(getParamString(parames, PARAM1));

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Ajay-SinghCommented:
This may *not* work as expected

if (getParamString(parames, PARAM1) != null ||
getParamString(parames, PARAM1) != "")


change it to

if (getParamString(parames, PARAM1) != null ||
getParamString(parames, PARAM1).length()>0)
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Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
if (getParamString(parames, PARAM1) != null && getParamString(parames, PARAM1).trim().length>0)
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Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
sorry typo there, and worth using a local var

String age = getParamString(parames, PARAM1);
if (age != null && age.trim().length()>0) {

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Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
you sttill need to catch the exception in case the user enters an invalid number

http://helpdesk.objects.com.au/java/how-to-convert-a-string-to-an-int
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CEHJCommented:
You don't want any spare space left in the variable, so:
String age = getParamString(parames, PARAM1);
if (age != null && (age = age.trim()).length()>0) {
    // Do it
}

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techquesAuthor Commented:
Yes,
the followings code do work, but not ||

Thanks for help

if (getParamString(parames, PARAM1) != null && getParamString(parames, PARAM1).trim().length>0)
 
String age = getParamString(parames, PARAM1);
if (age != null && age.trim().length()>0) {
 
String age = getParamString(parames, PARAM1);
if (age != null && (age = age.trim()).length()>0) {
    // Do it
}

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CEHJCommented:
:-)
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