# Python String isdecimal()

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## Python String isdecimal() method

Python String isdecimal() method is used to check if all characters in the string are decimal characters and there is at least one character in the string.

Consider that given string is in x.

``x = "12345"``

Then the return value of x.isdecimal() is

``True``

In this tutorial, you will learn the syntax and usage of String isdecimal() method in Python language.

## Syntax of isdecimal() method

The syntax of String isdecimal() method in Python is given below.

``str.isdecimal()``

Parameters

The string isdecimal() method takes no parameters.

Return value

The string isdecimal() method returns a boolean value of True if all characters in the string are decimal characters and there is at least one character in the string, otherwise False.

## Examples

### 1. Checking if given string has only decimal characters in Python

In this example, we take a string value in variable x. We have to check if all characters in the string are decimal.

Call isdecimal() method on the string object x and use the returned value as a condition in Python if else statement as shown in the following program.

Python Program

``````x = "12345"

if x.isdecimal():
print('Given string is DECIMAL.')
else:
print('Given string is NOT DECIMAL.')``````
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Since all characters in the given string x are decimal, isdecimal() method returns True, and the if-block executes.

Output

``Given string is DECIMAL.``

### 2. isdecimal() with string containing special symbols in Python

In the following program, we take a string value in variable x such that some of the characters in the string are not decimal characters, like +, \$, etc.

Since, not all characters in the string are decimal, isdecimal() method returns False, and the else-block executes.

Python Program

``````x = "\$12345"

if x.isdecimal():
print('Given string is DECIMAL.')
else:
print('Given string is NOT DECIMAL.')``````
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Output

``Given string is NOT DECIMAL.``

### 3. isdecimal() with an empty string

In the following program, we take an empty string value in variable x, and check the return value of isdecimal() for this empty string.

From the definition of isdecimal(), we know that the method returns False if the string is empty.

Python Program

``````x = ""

if x.isdecimal():
print('Given string is DECIMAL.')
else:
print('Given string is NOT DECIMAL.')``````
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Output

``Given string is NOT DECIMAL.``

## Summary

In this tutorial of Python String Methods, we learned about String isdecimal() method, its syntax, and examples.

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