basic linq query

String  PT=String.Empty;
PT = Convert.ToString((from p in Permissions
             where p.AN == AN && p.PC == "OLP"
             select p.PC).first());

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In above query, I may or may not get any matching record so in that case  how should I write the above query.

please help me in correcting this.

thanks
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Akilandeshwari NCommented:
Check if your query has returned some data, then go for the conversion and other statements. Below is how you do it.
String  PT=String.Empty;
var result = (from p in Permissions
             where p.AN == AN && p.PC == "OLP"
             select p.PC).first();
if(!result.Any() )
{ 
     PT = Convert.ToString(var)
} 

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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
Actually, you'll need to rearrange Akilandeshwari N's suggestion. The reason being, that First will throw an exception if there nothing in the collection. You can use the FirstOrDefault method instead:

String PT = String.Empty;
var query = from p in Permissions
            where p.AN == AN && p.PC == "OLP"
            select p.PC;
var first = query.FirstOrDefault();

if (first != null)
{
    PT = Convert.ToString(first);
}

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Dinesh KumarAuthor Commented:
FirstOrDefault , I am not sure of as there is no default value, please confirm.
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louisfrCommented:
Every type has a default value. For string, or any other reference type, it's null.
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Dinesh KumarAuthor Commented:
Thank You very much.
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