I have a mapping in my smart contract with bytes32 keys and bytes values. How can I check if bytes value exists for specific key? Mapping is something like this:

mapping(bytes32 => bytes) public Countries;

You can check it via .length. It will be 0 if it is empty/uninitialised.

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    On solc v.0.6.0 this actually returns True, It sees b'\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00' as length 32 @ivicaa – alper Jan 6 '20 at 11:39

This solution stands for bytes32:

Countries[_user] == "" // Returns true if `Countries[_user]` is not initialized

pragma solidity ^0.6.0;

mapping(address => bytes32) public Countries;   

function isCountriesInitialized(address _user) external view returns (bool) 
    if (Countries[_user] == "")
        return false;

    return true;

I observe that on solidity v0.6.0 it may return 32 for length even though it is not mapped.

Example of its returned value:


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