How do I determine whether an array contains a particular value in Java

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I have a String[] with values like so:

public static final String[] VALUES = new String[] {"AB","BC","CD","AE"};

Given String s, is there a good way of testing whether VALUES contains s?

Dec 21, 2020 in Java by Rajiv
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Arrays.asList(yourArray).contains(yourValue)

Warning: this doesn't work for arrays of primitives (see the comments).


Since java-8 you can now use Streams.

String[] values = {"AB","BC","CD","AE"};
boolean contains = Arrays.stream(values).anyMatch("s"::equals);

To check whether an array of int, double or long contains a value use IntStream, DoubleStream or LongStream respectively.

Example

int[] a = {1,2,3,4};
boolean contains = IntStream.of(a).anyMatch(x -> x == 4);
answered Dec 21, 2020 by Gitika
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