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Samual Sam

Use the containsKey() method and check if a given key exists in the HashMap or not.

Let us first create HashMap and add some elements −

// Create a hash map
HashMap hm = new HashMap();
// Put elements to the map
hm.put("Bag", new Integer(1100));
hm.put("Sunglasses", new Integer(2000));
hm.put("Frames", new Integer(800));
hm.put("Wallet", new Integer(700));
hm.put("Belt", new Integer(600));

Now, let’s say we need to check whether the key “Bag” exists or not, For that, use the containsKey() method like this −

hm.containsKey("Bag")

The following is an example to check if a given key exists in HashMap −

Example

 Live Demo

import java.util.*;
public class Demo {
   public static void main(String args[]) {
      // Create a hash map
      HashMap hm = new HashMap();
      // Put elements to the map
      hm.put("Bag", new Integer(1100));
      hm.put("Sunglasses", new Integer(2000));
      hm.put("Frames", new Integer(800));
      hm.put("Wallet", new Integer(700));
      hm.put("Belt", new Integer(600));
      // Get a set of the entries
      Set set = hm.entrySet();
      System.out.println("Elements in HashMap...");
      // Get an iterator
      Iterator i = set.iterator();
      // Display elements
      while(i.hasNext()) {
         Map.Entry me = (Map.Entry)i.next();
         System.out.print(me.getKey() + ": ");
         System.out.println(me.getValue());
      }
      System.out.println();
      System.out.println("Does Bag exist in the HashMap = "+hm.containsKey("Bag"));
   }
}

Output

Elements in HashMap...
Frames: 800
Belt: 600
Wallet: 700
Bag: 1100
Sunglasses: 2000
Does Bag exist in the HashMap = true

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