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How to check whether a variable is null in PHP

Topic: PHP / MySQLPrev|Next

Answer: Use the PHP is_null() function

You can use the PHP is_null() function to check whether a variable is null or not.

Let's check out an example to understand how this function works:

<?php
$var = NULL;
 
// Testing the variables
if(is_null($var)){
    echo 'This line is printed, because the $var is null.';
}
echo "<br>";
 
if(is_null($inexistent)){
    echo 'This line is printed, because the $inexistent is null.';
}
?>

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