How to Clone a Map in Java

Java 8Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

The java.util.HashMap class is the Hash table based implementation of the Map interface. To clone a Map in Java, use the clone() method.

Example

Let us see an example to clone a Map −

import java.util.*;
public class HashMapDemo {
   public static void main(String args[]) {
      // create two hash maps
      HashMap newmap1 = new HashMap();
      HashMap newmap2 = new HashMap();
      // populate 1st map
      newmap1.put(1, "This");
      newmap1.put(2, "is");
      newmap1.put(3, "it!");
      // clone 1st map
      newmap2 = (HashMap)newmap1.clone();
      System.out.println("1st Map: " + newmap1);
      System.out.println("Cloned Map: " + newmap2);
   }
}

Output

1st Map: {1=This, 2=is, 3=it!}
Cloned Map: {1=This, 2=is, 3=it!}
raja
Published on 24-Sep-2019 08:34:46
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