java.util.UUID.variant() Method

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Description

The variant() method is used to return the variant number associated with this UUID. The variant number describes the layout of the UUID.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.util.UUID.variant() method.

public int variant()

Parameters

  • NA

Return Value

The method call returns the variant number of this UUID.

Exception

  • NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.util.UUID.variant()

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.util.*;

public class UUIDDemo {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      // creating UUID      
      UUID uid = UUID.fromString("38400000-8cf0-11bd-b23e-10b96e4ef00d");     
        
      // checking variant value
      System.out.println("Variant value: "+uid.variant());    
   }    
}

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

Variant value: 2



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