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Java: Map Interface Methods and Examples


In the collection framework, a map contains values on the basis of key and value pairs. This pair is known as an entry.

Points to Remember

  • Map contains unique keys.
  • Map allows duplicate values.
  • Map is useful to search, update or delete elements on the basis of a key.
  • Map is the root interface in the Map hierarchy for Collection Framework.
  • Map interface is extended by SortedMap and implemented by HashMap, LinkedHashMap.
  • Map implementation classes HashMap and LinkedHashMap allow null keys and values but TreeMap doesn’t allow null key and value.
  • Map can’t be traversed, for transversing needs to convert into the set using method keySet() or entrySet().

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Methods of Map Interface

Method Description
put(Object key, Object value) This method used to insert an entry on the map.
void putAll(Map map) This method inserts the specified map in the map.
V putIfAbsent(K key, V value) This method inserts the specified value with the specified key in the map only if it is not already specified.
V remove(Object key) This method used to delete an entry for the specified key.
boolean remove(Object key, Object value) This method removes the specified values with the associated specified keys from the map.
Set keySet() It returns the Set view containing all the keys.
Set<Map.Entry> entrySet() It returns the Set view containing all the keys and values.
void clear() It is used to reset the map.
V compute(K key, BiFunction remappingFunction) This method computes a mapping for the specified key and its current mapped value (or null if there is no current mapping).
V computeIfAbsent(K key, Function mappingFunction) This method computes its value using the given mapping function, if the specified key is not already associated with a value (or is mapped to null), and enters it into this map unless null.
V computeIfPresent(K key, BiFunction remappingFunction) This method computes a new mapping given the key and its current mapped value if the value for the specified key is present and non-null.
boolean containsValue(Object value)  if some value equal to the value exists within the map then return true, else return false.
boolean containsKey(Object key) if some key equal to the key exists within the map return true, else return false.
boolean equals(Object o) It is used to compare the specified Object values with the Map.
void forEach(BiConsumer action) Mentioned action will perform for each entry in the map until all entries have been processed or the action throws an exception.
V get(Object key) Returns the object that contains the value with respect to the key.
V getOrDefault(Object key, V defaultValue) Returns the value with respect to key is mapped, or defaultValue if the map contains no mapping for the key.
int hashCode() It returns the hash code value for the Map
boolean isEmpty() Check if the map not having any element Returns true if the map is empty or false.
V merge(K key, V value, BiFunction remappingFunction) If the given key is not mapped with a value or with null, associates it with the given non-null value.
V replace(K key, V value) It replaces the specified value with respect to the key.
boolean replace(K key, V oldValue, V newValue) It replaces the old value with the new value with respect to the key.
void replaceAll(BiFunction function) It replaces each entry’s value with the given function on that entry until all entries have been processed or the function throws an exception.
Collection values() It returns a collection of the values contained in the map.
int size() Returns the number of elements in the map.

Map.Entry Interface

Entry is the subinterface of Map. So we will be accessed by Map.Entry name. It returns a collection-view of the map, whose elements are of this class. It provides methods to get key and value.

Methods of Map.Entry interface

Method Description
K getKey() It is used to obtain a key.
V getValue() It is used to obtain value.
int hashCode() It is used to obtain hashCode.
V setValue(V value) It is used to replace the value corresponding to this entry with the specified value.
boolean equals(Object o) It is used to compare the specified object with the other existing objects.
static ,V> Comparator<Map.Entry> comparingByKey() It returns a comparator that compare the objects in natural order on key.
static Comparator<Map.Entry> comparingByKey(Comparator cmp) It returns a comparator that compare the objects by key using the given Comparator.
static <K,V extends Comparable> Comparator<Map.Entry> comparingByValue() It returns a comparator that compare the objects in natural order on value.
static Comparator<Map.Entry> comparingByValue(Comparator cmp) It returns a comparator that compare the objects by value using the given Comparator.

Map Example: Legacy Style without Generics

import java.util.*;
public class MapExample1 {
public static void main(String[] args) {
    Map map=new HashMap();
    //Adding elements to map
    map.put(1,"Anuj");
    map.put(5,"Raghav");
    map.put(2,"Jitendra");
    map.put(3,"Anuj");
    //Traversing Map Entry
	//Converting to Set so that we can traverse
    Set set=map.entrySet();
    Iterator itr=set.iterator();
    while(itr.hasNext()){
        //Type cast to Map.Entry so that we can get key and value separately
        Map.Entry entry=(Map.Entry)itr.next();
        System.out.println(entry.getKey()+" "+entry.getValue());
    }
}
}

Output :


1 Anuj
2 Jitendra
5 Raghav
3 Anuj

Map Example: With Generics

import java.util.*;
class MapExample2{
 public static void main(String args[]){
  Map map=new HashMap();
  map.put(20,"Anuj");
  map.put(21,"Virendra");
  map.put(22,"Raghav");
  //Elements can traverse in any order
  for(Map.Entry m:map.entrySet()){
   System.out.println(m.getKey()+" "+m.getValue());
  }
 }
}

Output :


22 Raghav
20 Anuj
21 Virendra

Map Example: comparingByKey() in ascending and descending order

import java.util.*;
class MapExample3{
 public static void main(String args[]){
Map map=new HashMap();
      map.put(20,"Anuj");
      map.put(21,"Virendra");
      map.put(22,"Raghav"); 

	  //ascending order
      //Returns a Set view of the mappings contained in this map
      map.entrySet()
      //Returns a sequential Stream with this collection as its source
      .stream()
      //Sorted according to the provided Comparator
      .sorted(Map.Entry.comparingByKey())
      //Performs an action for each element of this stream
      .forEach(System.out::println);  

	  //descending oder
	  //Returns a Set view of the mappings contained in this map
      map.entrySet()
      //Returns a sequential Stream with this collection as its source
      .stream()
      //Sorted according to the provided Comparator
      .sorted(Map.Entry.comparingByKey(Comparator.reverseOrder()))
      //Performs an action for each element of this stream
      .forEach(System.out::println);
 }
}

Output :


20=Anuj
21=Virendra
22=Raghav

Map Example: comparingByValue() in ascending and descending Order

import java.uti
class MapExample5{
 public static void main(String args[]){
Map map=new HashMap();
      map.put(20,"Anuj");
      map.put(21,"Virendra");
      map.put(22,"Raghav");  

	  //ascending order 

      //Returns a Set view of the mappings contained in this map
      map.entrySet()
      //Returns a sequential Stream with this collection as its source
      .stream()
      //Sorted according to the provided Comparator
      .sorted(Map.Entry.comparingByValue())
      //Performs an action for each element of this stream
      .forEach(System.out::println);  

	  //descending order

	  //Returns a Set view of the mappings contained in this map
     map.entrySet()
     //Returns a sequential Stream with this collection as its source
     .stream()
     //Sorted according to the provided Comparator
     .sorted(Map.Entry.comparingByValue(Comparator.reverseOrder()))
     //Performs an action for each element of this stream
     .forEach(System.out::println);
 }
}

Output :


20=Anuj
22=Raghav
21=Virendra

21=Virendra
22=Raghav
20=Anuj
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