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Java Examples - Find common elements of arrays

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Problem Description:

How to find common elements from arrays?

Solution:

Following example shows how to find common elements from two arrays and store them in an array.

import java.util.ArrayList;

public class Main {
   public static void main(String[] args)  {
      ArrayList objArray = new ArrayList();
      ArrayList objArray2 = new ArrayList();
      objArray2.add(0,"common1");
      objArray2.add(1,"common2");
      objArray2.add(2,"notcommon");
      objArray2.add(3,"notcommon1");
      objArray.add(0,"common1");
      objArray.add(1,"common2");
      objArray.add(2,"notcommon2");
      System.out.println("Array elements of array1"+objArray);
      System.out.println("Array elements of array2"+objArray2);
      objArray.retainAll(objArray2);
      System.out.println("Array1 after retaining common 
      elements of array2 & array1"+objArray);
   }
}

Result:

The above code sample will produce the following result.

Array elements of array1[common1, common2, notcommon2]
Array elements of array2[common1, common2, notcommon,
notcommon1]
Array1 after retaining common elements of array2 & array1
[common1, common2]

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