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Prevent 'null' in sessions..

Maky Chopra
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Joined: Apr 11, 2001
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Assume I have a jsp page with the following code :
String name = (String) session.getValue("myName");
Now I execute it right out of the box without the myName session ever being created.. How can I prevent a nullpointerexception here ?
I've theoritically understood the true arguement but never got around to using it.
Andrew Shafer
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Joined: Jan 19, 2001
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Not sure if this is what you want, but one easy answer is:

Maky Chopra
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Joined: Apr 11, 2001
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Thats what I use.. actually the tertiary operator to populate name if the session is null..
What i was interested in was knowing if there is some kind of boolean true i can pass to getValue to automatically move " " or 0 to name if its null
guess not
I agree. Here's the link:
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