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Java - how to write java object to CSV file using Jackson CSV library

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1. Overview

In this post we will save java object into CSV file using Jackson CSV processor.

To use Jackson CSV library we need to add jackson-dataformat-csv dependency to pom.xml.


2. Write java object to CSV file

Below we have 2 classes we need to save simple UserDto java class to CSV file.
Ensure to set correct path and filename as output.

To run this example copy to your project those 2 files:

  1. UserCsvWriter
  2. UserDto

2.1 Logic

Logic which saves UserDto java pojo object to CSV file with Jackson CSV library.

Usage of classes:

  • CsvMapper + CsvSchema from jackson CSV library
  • ObjectWriter from jackson databind library
  • JsonGenerator from jackson core
import com.fasterxml.jackson.core.JsonGenerator;
import com.fasterxml.jackson.databind.ObjectWriter;
import com.fasterxml.jackson.dataformat.csv.CsvMapper;
import com.fasterxml.jackson.dataformat.csv.CsvSchema;

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.List;

public class UserCsvWriter {

    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {

        // set correct directory as output
        File csvOutputFile = new File("C:\\csv_tests\\user_output.csv");

        UserDto userDto1 = new UserDto(1L, "Ann", 30);
        UserDto userDto2 = new UserDto(2L, "Seth", 28);
        UserDto userDto3 = new UserDto(3L, "Emm", 24);

        List<UserDto> list = new ArrayList<>(Arrays.asList(userDto1, userDto2, userDto3));

        CsvMapper mapper = new CsvMapper();
        mapper.configure(JsonGenerator.Feature.IGNORE_UNKNOWN, true);

        CsvSchema schema = CsvSchema.builder().setUseHeader(true)

        ObjectWriter writer = mapper.writerFor(UserDto.class).with(schema);


        System.out.println("Users saved to csv file under path: ");


Users saved to csv file under path:

2.2 User Pojo object - UserDto

import com.fasterxml.jackson.annotation.JsonPropertyOrder;

@JsonPropertyOrder({"id", "name", "age"})
public class UserDto {

    private Long id;
    private String name;
    private Integer age;

    public UserDto() {


    public UserDto(Long id, String name, Integer age) { = id; = name;
        this.age = age;

    public Long getId() {
        return id;

    public void setId(Long id) { = id;

    public String getName() {
        return name;

    public void setName(String name) { = name;

    public Integer getAge() {
        return age;

    public void setAge(Integer age) {
        this.age = age;

    public String toString() {
        return "UserDto{" +
                "id=" + id +
                ", name='" + name + '\'' +
                ", age=" + age +


  1. jackson-dataformat-csv - maven
  2. Comma-separated values (CSV) - wiki
  3. CsvMapper - JavaDoc
  4. CsvSchema - JavaDoc
  5. ObjectWriter - JavaDoc
  6. JsonGenerator - JavaDoc
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