Java Program to Count Number of Digits in an Integer

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In this article, we will understand how to count the number of digits in an integer. The digits in an integer is counted using a loop and a counter.

Below is a demonstration of the same −

Input

Suppose our input is −

Number : 15161718

Output

The desired output would be −

The result is : 8

Algorithm

Step 1 - START
Step 2 – Declare two integer values namely my_count and my_input.
Step 3 - Read the required values from the user/ define the values
Step 4 – Using a for loop, divide the input value by 10 until the number is reduced to its
lowest possible value. Increment the counter value each time.
Step 5- Display the counter value as result
Step 6- Stop

Example 1

Here, the input is being entered by the user based on a prompt. You can try this example live in ourcoding ground tool run button.

import java.util.Scanner;
public class Main {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      int my_count , my_input;
      my_count = 0;
      System.out.println("Required packages have been imported");
      Scanner my_scanner = new Scanner(System.in);
      System.out.println("A reader object has been defined ");
      System.out.print("Enter the number : ");
      my_input = my_scanner.nextInt();
      for (; my_input != 0; my_input /= 10, ++my_count) {
      }
      System.out.println("The number of digits in the given input is: " + my_count);
   }
}

Output

Required packages have been imported
A reader object has been defined
Enter the number : 15161718
The number of digits in the given input is : 8

Example 2

Here, the integer has been previously defined, and its value is accessed and displayed on the console.

public class Main {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      int my_count = 0, my_input;
      my_count = 0;
      my_input = 15161718;
      System.out.println("The number is defined as " +my_input);
      for (; my_input != 0; my_input /= 10, ++my_count) {
      }
      System.out.println("The number of digits in the given input is: " + my_count);
   }
}

Output

The number is defined as 15161718
The number of digits in the given input is: 8
raja
Updated on 21-Feb-2022 13:01:05

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