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Conditional Statement with MySQLi

Thread began 7/20/2015 2:13 pm by Steve | Last modified 7/20/2015 4:17 pm by Ray Borduin | 395 views | 2 replies |


Conditional Statement with MySQLi

Why does this fail:

<?php if (!empty($Location->getColumnVal("image"))) { ?>

When this works :

<?php if ($Location->getColumnVal("image") <> "") { ?>

Prior non MySQLi worked fine with the !empty identifier.

<?php if (!empty($row_rsLocation['image'])) { ?>
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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I found the answer on the php site:

It says:

Prior to PHP 5.5, empty() only supports variables; anything else will result in a parse error. In other words, the following will not work: empty(trim($name)). Instead, use trim($name) == false.  

Since MySQLi is object oriented and uses Classes and Methods, empty() won't work prior to php 5.5. It appears this issue has been resolved in more recent versions of PHP and will begin working again.

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Thanks Ray!

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