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Default If Empty 

Apache Commons Lang 3.0 is a java library with lot of utilities and reusable components. This requires the library commons-lang3-3.0.1.jar to be in classpath. The following example shows using StringUtils.defaultIfEmpty() API. It returns default string if the given string is empty or null, otherwise returns the same string back.

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Author  :  Sudhakar KV
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package com.bethecoder.tutorials.commons_lang.tests.strings;

import org.apache.commons.lang3.StringUtils;

public class DefaultIfEmptyTest {

   @param args
  public static void main(String[] args) {
      //StringUtils.defaultIfEmpty(String str, String defaultStr)
    System.out.println(StringUtils.defaultIfEmpty(null, "N/A"));
    System.out.println(StringUtils.defaultIfEmpty("   ""N/A"));


It gives the following output,


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