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Java - sort HashMap by keys

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JustMike
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Short solution:

Map<String, Integer> map = new HashMap<>();
// put key / value to map

// to sort map we use tree map and default String comparator
Map<String, Integer> sortedMap = new TreeMap<>();
sortedMap.putAll(map);

sortedMap.forEach((key, value) -> {
    System.out.println("Key: " + key + ", Value : " + value);
});

Another short solution:

Map<String, Integer> map = new HashMap<>();
// put key / value to map

List<String> sortedKeys = new ArrayList<>(map.keySet());
Collections.sort(sortedKeys);

// we iterate over sorted keys and get from map in sorted order
for (String key : sortedKeys) {
    Integer value = map.get(key);
    System.out.println("Key: " + key + ", Value : " + value);
}

1. Sort HashMap by keys using TreeMap

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

public class Example1 {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        Map<String, Integer> map = new HashMap<>();
        map.put("YY", 3);
        map.put("ZZ", 4);
        map.put("CC", 2);
        map.put("AA", 1);

        System.out.println("Unsorted:");
        map.forEach((key, value) -> {
            System.out.println("Key: " + key + ", Value : " + value);
        });

        System.out.println("---------");

        // to sort map we use tree map and default String comparator
        Map<String, Integer> sortedMap = new TreeMap<>();
        sortedMap.putAll(map);

        System.out.println("Sorted:");
        sortedMap.forEach((key, value) -> {
            System.out.println("Key: " + key + ", Value : " + value);
        });
    }
}

Output:

Unsorted:
Key: YY, Value : 3
Key: ZZ, Value : 4
Key: CC, Value : 2
Key: AA, Value : 1
---------
Sorted:
Key: AA, Value : 1
Key: CC, Value : 2
Key: YY, Value : 3
Key: ZZ, Value : 4

2. Sort HashMap by keys using sorted list

import java.util.*;

public class Example2 {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        Map<String, Integer> map = new HashMap<>();
        map.put("YY", 3);
        map.put("ZZ", 4);
        map.put("CC", 2);
        map.put("AA", 1);

        System.out.println("Unsorted:");
        map.forEach((key, value) -> {
            System.out.println("Key: " + key + ", Value : " + value);
        });

        System.out.println("---------");

        List<String> sortedKeys = new ArrayList<>(map.keySet());
        Collections.sort(sortedKeys);

        System.out.println("Sorted:");
        // we iterate over sorted keys and get from map in sorted order
        for (String key : sortedKeys) {
            Integer value = map.get(key);
            System.out.println("Key: " + key + ", Value : " + value);
        }
    }
}

Output:

Unsorted:
Key: YY, Value : 3
Key: ZZ, Value : 4
Key: CC, Value : 2
Key: AA, Value : 1
---------
Sorted:
Key: AA, Value : 1
Key: CC, Value : 2
Key: YY, Value : 3
Key: ZZ, Value : 4

 

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