Java.lang.Enum.ordinal() Method

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Description

The java.lang.Enum.ordinal() method returns the ordinal of this enumeration constant (its position in its enum declaration, where the initial constant is assigned an ordinal of zero).

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.lang.Enum.ordinal() method

public final int ordinal()

Parameters

  • NA

Return Value

This method returns the ordinal of this enumeration constant.

Exception

  • NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.lang.Enum.ordinal() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.*;
 
// enum showing Mobile prices
enum Mobile {
   Samsung(400), Nokia(250),Motorola(325);
  
   int price;
   Mobile(int p) {
      price = p;
   }
   int showPrice() {
      return price;
   } 
}

public class EnumDemo {

   public static void main(String args[]) {

     System.out.println("CellPhone List:");
     for(Mobile m : Mobile.values()) {
        System.out.println(m + " costs " + m.showPrice() + " dollars");
     }

     Mobile ret = Mobile.Samsung;
     System.out.println("The ordinal is = " + ret.ordinal());
     System.out.println("MobileName = " + ret.name());                      
   }
}

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

CellPhone List:
Samsung costs 400 dollars
Nokia costs 250 dollars
Motorola costs 325 dollars
The ordinal is = 0
MobileName = Samsung



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