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how to avoid displaying 'null' in jsp

Madhu Sudhana
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Joined: Apr 16, 2006
Posts: 127
I am retrieving data from data base and displaying the same in a jsp in String format.
but when there is no entry for the corresponding field it is getting displayed as null in the jsp.
How can I avoid that ?
I need to display an empty field if the corresponding value is null.

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ankur rathi
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Joined: Oct 11, 2004
Posts: 3830
Use if condition and put empty where it is null.


abhishek gowlikar

Joined: Aug 17, 2006
Posts: 13
Here it is simple

when try to retrive the Field from Database,But the Field is Empty
Check the condition like

if(object.variable == null)
Adeel Ansari
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Joined: Aug 15, 2004
Posts: 2874
You can have a few utility methods defined in some utility class to get around this issue or anyother related issues.

Or using JSTL is your best bet.
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