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Java - iterate over keys in HashMap

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Short solution - using forEach() from Java 8:

Map<String, Integer> map = new HashMap<>();

map.keySet().forEach(key -> {
    // use key variable
    System.out.println("Key: " + key);
});

Short solution - using for loop and Map keySet():

Map<String, Integer> map = new HashMap<>();

for (String key : map.keySet()) {
    System.out.println("Key: " + key);
}

Short solution - iterate over entire map and use only keys with forEach() from Java 8:

Map<String, Integer> map = new HashMap<>();

map.forEach((key, value) -> {
    // we use only key variable
    System.out.println("Key: " + key);
});

Short solution - iterate over entire map with entrySet() and use only keys:

Map<String, Integer> map = new HashMap<>();

for (Map.Entry<String, Integer> entry : map.entrySet()) {
    String key = entry.getKey();
    // Integer value = entry.getValue();

    System.out.println("Key: " + key);
}

1. Using forEach() from Java 8

import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.Map;

public class Example1 {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        Map<String, Integer> map = new HashMap<>();
        map.put("A", 10);
        map.put("B", 20);
        map.put("C", 30);

        map.keySet().forEach(key -> {
            // use key variable
            System.out.println("Key: " + key);
        });
    }
}

Output:

Key: A
Key: B
Key: C

2. Using for loop and Map keySet()

import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.Map;

public class Example2 {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        Map<String, Integer> map = new HashMap<>();
        map.put("A", 10);
        map.put("B", 20);
        map.put("C", 30);

        for (String key : map.keySet()) {
            System.out.println("Key: " + key);
        }
    }
}

Output:

Key: A
Key: B
Key: C

3. Using forEach() from Java 8 on entire map

We can also iterate over entire map and use only keys with forEach() from Java 8

import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.Map;

public class Example3 {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        Map<String, Integer> map = new HashMap<>();
        map.put("A", 10);
        map.put("B", 20);
        map.put("C", 30);

        map.forEach((key, value) -> {
            // we use only key variable
            System.out.println("Key: " + key);
        });
    }
}

Output:

Key : A
Key : B
Key : C

4. Using entrySet()

We can also iterate over entire map with entrySet() and use only keys

import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.Map;

public class Example4 {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        Map<String, Integer> map = new HashMap<>();
        map.put("A", 10);
        map.put("B", 20);
        map.put("C", 30);

        for (Map.Entry<String, Integer> entry : map.entrySet()) {
            String key = entry.getKey();
            // Integer value = entry.getValue();

            System.out.println("Key: " + key);
        }
    }
}

Output:

Key : A
Key : B
Key : C

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