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best way to check if a datatable is empty

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I have a datatable that is part of a class definition.
I will be querying the database the first time this variable is accessed in a private method.

private DataTable _lookup = new DataTable();

What is the best way to do it?

I currently use

_postlablookup.Rows.Count == 0

But it feels like there must be something better. Could I just check for null?

What are the pros and cons of each method?
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You should really be checking for both:

if (_lookup != null && _lookup.Rows.Count > 0)
{
    // code
}

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