PHP: is_null() function


The is_null () function is used to test whether a variable is NULL or not.


(PHP 4 and above)


is_null (var_name)


Name Description Required /
var_name The variable being checked Required Mixed*

*Mixed: Mixed indicates that a parameter may accept multiple (but not necessarily all) types.

Return value:

Returns TRUE if var_name is null, FALSE otherwise.

Value Type: Boolean


$var_name = TRUE;
if (is_null($var_name))
echo 'Variable is  NULL';
echo 'Variable is not NULL';


Variable is not NULL

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See also

PHP Function Reference

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