HashMap example in Java

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The HashMap class uses a hash table to implement the Map interface. This allows the execution time of basic operations, such as get() and put(), to remain constant even for large sets.
The following constructors are defined: HashMap( )
HashMap(Map m)
HashMap(int capacity)
HashMap(int capacity, float fillRatio)

The first form constructs a default hash map. The second form initializes the hash map by using the elements of m. The third form initializes the capacity of the hash map to capacity. The fourth form initializes both the capacity and fill ratio of the hash map by using its arguments. The meaning of capacity and fill ratio is the same as for HashSet, described earlier.

HashMap implements Map and extends AbstractMap. It does not add any methods of its own. You should note that a hash map does not guarantee the order of its elements. Therefore, the order in which elements are added to a hash map is not necessarily the order in which they are read by an iterator.

The following program illustrates HashMap. It maps names to account balances. Notice how a set-view is obtained and used.

import java.util.*;
class HashMapDemo {
public static void main(String args[]) {
// Create a hash map
HashMap hm = new HashMap();
// Put elements to the map
hm.put("John Doe", new Double(3434.34));
hm.put("Tom Smith", new Double(123.22));
hm.put("Jane Baker", new Double(1378.00));
hm.put("Todd Hall", new Double(99.22));
hm.put("Ralph Smith", new Double(-19.08));
// Get a set of the entries
Set set = hm.entrySet();
// Get an iterator
Iterator i = set.iterator();
// Display elements
while(i.hasNext()) {
Map.Entry me = (Map.Entry)i.next();
System.out.print(me.getKey() + ": ");
// Deposit 1000 into John Doe's account
double balance = ((Double)hm.get("John Doe")).doubleValue();
hm.put("John Doe", new Double(balance + 1000));
System.out.println("John Doe's new balance: " +
hm.get("John Doe"));

Output from this program is shown here:

Ralph Smith: -19.08
Tom Smith: 123.22
John Doe: 3434.34
Todd Hall: 99.22
Jane Baker: 1378.0
John Doe's current balance: 4434.34

The program begins by creating a hash map and then adds the mapping of names to balances. Next, the contents of the map are displayed by using a set-view, obtained by calling entrySet(). The keys and values are displayed by calling the getKey() and getValue() methods that are defined by Map.Entry. Pay close attention to how the deposit is made into John Doe's account. The put() method automatically replaces any preexisting value that is associated with the specified key with the new value. Thus, after John Doe's account is updated, the hash map will still contain just one "John Doe" account.

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Great tutorial. THX.

View Tutorial          By: Velvetin at 2009-03-21 11:05:19
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Nice Example...!

View Tutorial          By: Kuldeep Singh at 2009-10-18 23:58:17
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Hi there, what a nice example, very useful for me as a newbie! ~

View Tutorial          By: Yanny at 2009-12-10 12:34:26
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nice article..

View Tutorial          By: yummy at 2010-01-05 21:18:35
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It is very simple and understandable tutorial, the exact output after running this program is:

John Doe: 3434.34
Tom Smith: 123.22
Jane Baker: 1378.0
Todd Hall: 99.22
Ralph Smith: -19.08

John Doe's new balance: 4434.34

View Tutorial          By: Syed Turab at 2010-03-09 07:27:15
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gr8 tute dude.... ezy n nice..

View Tutorial          By: hErC!! at 2010-04-20 23:52:19
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The last output is not :John Doe's current balance: 4434.34
It is :John Doe's new balance: 4434.34

View Tutorial          By: Santosh at 2010-06-01 22:54:21
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View Tutorial          By: rida at 2010-07-03 22:49:04
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Nice tutorial

View Tutorial          By: Sai at 2010-09-23 21:52:38
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Nice n simple ex!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

View Tutorial          By: Siya at 2010-11-17 07:08:34
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View Tutorial          By: JOTHIBASU at 2010-12-20 05:29:38
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nice one superb..

View Tutorial          By: Rajesh B at 2011-02-01 21:59:56
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Very Good Tutorial...
Very Good For Beginners...

View Tutorial          By: Yatiraj Chakre at 2011-02-02 04:28:57
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I need more example........

View Tutorial          By: niyaz d at 2011-02-20 23:44:56
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great resource

View Tutorial          By: Anonymous at 2011-04-14 03:14:43
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its very easy to understand and implements.

View Tutorial          By: ashish at 2011-05-20 03:12:07
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its good

View Tutorial          By: Srinu at 2011-05-26 23:57:18
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good. keep it up !

View Tutorial          By: hashu at 2011-06-21 01:49:59
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nice one

View Tutorial          By: priyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa at 2011-06-21 08:04:39
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i din understand

View Tutorial          By: panda at 2011-07-14 09:35:36
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View Tutorial          By: Suman at 2011-07-20 07:04:28
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Nice and easy to understand......Thanks for same

View Tutorial          By: vikas at 2011-07-21 07:44:30
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thanks..very nice and easy to understand for new java people like me..1st attribute in hm.put(key,Object) method works as a key.

View Tutorial          By: Ranjan at 2011-07-22 08:34:50
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Please help I want to map the data say username and password from database table to hashmap.Is it possible?

View Tutorial          By: akshat at 2011-07-25 12:49:06
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Simple Example. Understood. Thanx.
In akshat problem, I think not an good idea to keep user name and password in HashMap. HashMaps are not an order. If program has a login, it shoud read all the data in the HashMap. time consuming process.

View Tutorial          By: Amila Nadanda at 2011-07-28 06:21:05
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I do not understand this line:
Map.Entry me = (Map.Entry)i.next();

View Tutorial          By: hap Og at 2011-11-03 01:42:33
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great example for beginners. Thank you

View Tutorial          By: kumar at 2011-11-24 08:15:14
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this is simple example but need to more explanation required.

View Tutorial          By: Ramalingam at 2012-01-05 06:25:12
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How do you remove an element from the map?

View Tutorial          By: Shreejit at 2012-01-29 16:53:27
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very easy explain

View Tutorial          By: Rohit Bhojani at 2012-04-10 12:49:20
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Nice Article.

View Tutorial          By: Swathi Kumar at 2012-04-15 10:44:14
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Thanks.... Nice Example

View Tutorial          By: Nagarjuna at 2012-05-29 12:00:50
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hmmmmmm good

View Tutorial          By: Haritha chinnu at 2012-06-30 09:37:49
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Good one.....

View Tutorial          By: Ratnam.. at 2012-07-03 07:11:26
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answers to the questions asked by ranjan in comment #24

yes ranjan it is very task if u has small knowledge on jdbc,
i will write the code(only logic) regarding to ur question:

step1:load driver
step2:create connection
step3:create statement
step3:execute quire and store the result in ResultSet

Connection con= DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:odbc:FTW", "ur_name", "ur_lover_name");
//generally usernames are their names and passwords are their lover names//Step1
String st1="select uname, pass from Emp";
Statement st = con.createStatement();
ResultSet rs=st.executeQuery(st1);
Map m1 = new HashMap();
String my_name,my_lover_name;
my_name = rs.getString(1);//i.e user name
my_lover_name = rs.getString(2);//i.e passward
m1.put(my_name , my_lover_name); //here we add to our map

see how romantic this java is just enjoy

View Tutorial          By: A Sadist at 2012-07-05 12:13:45
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i'm doing project on hotel management...
and i'm using hashmap for save userid and password.
so.. how can i get items from hashmap into combobox?
means we create hashmap ani its date save in to ".dat" file.
and data save into file like..(userid:password:question1:answer1:true)
and i want to retrive question1,question2... in to combobox..
so tell me how.....Plsssssssss

View Tutorial          By: prashant patil at 2012-08-19 05:16:20
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Very nice one, it really helps me. Thank you very much :)

View Tutorial          By: eky1412 at 2012-09-10 03:45:07
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good one.......thanks

View Tutorial          By: raghubir at 2012-11-10 19:01:45
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Why the output list in the wrong order?

View Tutorial          By: Pavel at 2013-02-23 12:05:02
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Plz catch the exception to make the program complete! Use try catch!

View Tutorial          By: Naman at 2013-04-19 06:01:45
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how to comapre two hash map

View Tutorial          By: vinay at 2013-05-03 10:21:57
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Thanks for the simple tutorial on hashmaps. I am now able to dynamically structure HTML form POST or GET field and value parameters by using hashmaps in an Android application.

View Tutorial          By: ipkwena at 2013-08-19 09:02:49
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simple examples that i can understand ,.,,by the way, i am from china ~~

View Tutorial          By: Chriskuang at 2015-03-19 03:05:59
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Very Nice and Perfectly Understandable.....

View Tutorial          By: rex at 2015-04-16 12:27:03
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I want an example...to get multiple values using Single Key using any Map implemented class

View Tutorial          By: Madhu at 2015-07-13 19:57:14

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