Spring SpEL - Map


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SpEL expression supports accessing map.

Following example shows the various use cases.

Example

Let's update the project created in Spring SpEL - Create Project chapter. We're adding/updating following files −

  • Employee.java − Employee class.

  • MainApp.java − Main application to run and test.

Here is the content of Employee.java file −

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.util.Map;

public class Employee {
   private Map<String, String> offices;
   public Map<String, String> getOffices() {
      return offices;
   }
   public void setOffices(Map<String, String> offices) {
      this.offices = offices;
   }
}

Here is the content of MainApp.java file −

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.text.ParseException;
import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.Map;
import org.springframework.expression.EvaluationContext;
import org.springframework.expression.ExpressionParser;
import org.springframework.expression.spel.standard.SpelExpressionParser;
import org.springframework.expression.spel.support.StandardEvaluationContext;

public class MainApp {
   public static void main(String[] args) throws ParseException {
      ExpressionParser parser = new SpelExpressionParser();
      Employee employee = new Employee();
      Map<String, String> officeMap = new HashMap();
      officeMap.put("IN", "Hyderabad");
      officeMap.put("UK", "London");

      employee.setOffices(officeMap);
      EvaluationContext employeeContext = new StandardEvaluationContext(employee);

      // evaluates to "Hyderabad"
      String city = parser.parseExpression("offices['IN']").getValue(employeeContext, String.class);
      System.out.println(city);
   }
}

Output

Hyderabad
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