Conversion of Array To ArrayList in Java

We can convert an array to arraylist using following ways.

  • Using Arrays.asList() method - Pass the required array to this method and get a List object and pass it as a parameter to the constructor of the ArrayList class.

  • Collections.addAll() method - Create a new list before using this method and then add array elements using this method to existing list.

  • Iteration method - Create a new list. Iterate the array and add each element to the list.


import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.Collections;
import java.util.List;

public class Tester {
   public static void main(String args[]) {
      String[] array = {"a", "b", "c", "d", "e"};

      //Method 1
      List<String> list = Arrays.asList(array);          

      //Method 2
      List<String> list1 = new ArrayList<String>();
      Collections.addAll(list1, array);

      //Method 3
      List<String> list2 = new ArrayList<String>();
      for(String text:array) {


[a, b, c, d, e]
[a, b, c, d, e]
[a, b, c, d, e]

karthikeya Boyini
karthikeya Boyini

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Updated on: 07-Nov-2023

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