What does hasattr() function do in Python?

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The hasattr() method in Python

The hasattr() method returns true if an object has the given named attribute and false if it does not.


The syntax of hasattr() method is −

hasattr(object, name)

The hasattr() is called by getattr() to check to see if AttributeError is to be raised or not.

The hasattr() method takes two parameters −

The hasattr() method returns −

True, if object has the given named attribute

False, if object has no given named attribute


class Male:
    age = 21
    name = 'x'
x = Male()
print('Male has age?:', hasattr(x, 'age'))
print('Male has salary?:', hasattr(x, 'salary'))


This gives the output

('Male has age?:', True)
('Male has salary?:', False)

Published on 12-Jan-2018 18:05:48