A method to reverse effect of java String.split()?

A method to reverse effect of java String.split()?

掩饰不了的爱 发布于 2021-11-26 字数 203 浏览 713 回复 16 原文

I am looking for a method to combine an array of strings into a delimited
String. An opposite to split().

Wanted to ask the forum before I try writing my own (since the JDK has everything)

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万水千山粽是情ミ 2022-06-07 16 楼

I like this better:

public String join(Collection<String> strCollection, String delimiter) {
    String joined = "";
    int noOfItems = 0;
    for (String item : strCollection) {
        joined += item;
        if (++noOfItems < strCollection.size())
            joined += delimiter;
    return joined;

It is the neatest solution I have found so far.
(Don't worry about the use of raw String objects instead of StringBuilder. Modern Java compilers use StringBuilder anyway, but this code is more readable).

〆凄凉。 2022-06-07 15 楼

If you use jdk8 see @Nathaniel Johnson's answer as that is better.

I think that many of the answer here are complex or not easily read. With branch prediction so efficient why you simply not use a if statement?

public static String join(List<String> fooList){

    if (fooList.isEmpty()) return "";

    StringBuilder sb = null;

    for (String element : fooList) {

        if (sb == null) {
            sb = new StringBuilder();
        } else {
            sb.append(", ");

    return sb.toString();

Something that should be mentioned is that Apache uses a simple for loop with an if statement inside it like this (it uses an array as its index to know the first element), and openjdk 8 does the same but in separated methods calls instead of a simple loop.

枫林﹌晚霞¤ 2022-06-07 14 楼

Below code gives a basic idea. This is not best solution though.

public static String splitJoin(String sourceStr, String delim,boolean trim,boolean ignoreEmpty){
    return join(Arrays.asList(sourceStr.split(delim)), delim, ignoreEmpty);

public static String join(List<?> list, String delim, boolean ignoreEmpty) {
    int len = list.size();
    if (len == 0)
        return "";
    StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder(list.get(0).toString());
    for (int i = 1; i < len; i++) {
        if (ignoreEmpty && !StringUtils.isBlank(list.get(i).toString())) {
    return sb.toString();
眼眸 2022-06-07 13 楼

I wrote this one:

public static String join(Collection<String> col, String delim) {
    StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
    Iterator<String> iter = col.iterator();
    if (iter.hasNext())
    while (iter.hasNext()) {
    return sb.toString();

Collection isn't supported by JSP, so for TLD I wrote:

public static String join(List<?> list, String delim) {
    int len = list.size();
    if (len == 0)
        return "";
    StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder(list.get(0).toString());
    for (int i = 1; i < len; i++) {
    return sb.toString();

and put to .tld file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<taglib version="2.1" xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee"
        <function-signature>java.lang.String join(java.util.List, java.lang.String)</function-signature>

and use it in JSP files as:

<%@taglib prefix="funnyFmt" uri="tag:com.core.util,2013:funnyFmt"%>
${funnyFmt:join(books, ", ")}
我不会写诗 2022-06-07 12 楼

This one is not bad too :

public static String join(String delimitor,String ... subkeys) {
    String result = null;
    if(null!=subkeys && subkeys.length>0) {
        StringBuffer joinBuffer = new StringBuffer(subkeys[0]);
        for(int idx=1;idx<subkeys.length;idx++) {
        result = joinBuffer.toString();
    return result;
明天过后 2022-06-07 11 楼

For the sake of completeness, I'd like to add that you cannot reverse String#split in general, as it accepts a regular expression.

"hello__world".split("_+"); Yields ["hello", "world"].
"hello_world".split("_+"); Yields ["hello", "world"].

These yield identical results from a different starting point. splitting is not a one-to-one operation, and is thus non-reversible.

This all being said, if you assume your parameter to be a fixed string, not regex, then you can certainly do this using one of the many posted answers.

如梦 2022-06-07 10 楼

Since JDK8 I love Streams and Lambdas a lot, so I would suggest:

public static String join( String delimiter, String[] array )
    return Arrays.asList( array ).stream().collect( Collectors.joining( delimiter ) );
如果没有 2022-06-07 9 楼

For Android: in
there are methods:

public static String join (CharSequence delimiter, Iterable tokens)
public static String join (CharSequence delimiter, Object[] tokens)

Returns a string containing the tokens joined by delimiters.

tokens -- an array objects to be joined. Strings will be formed from the objects by calling object.toString().

垂暮老矣 2022-06-07 8 楼

Based on all the previous answers:

public static String join(Iterable<? extends Object> elements, CharSequence separator) 
    StringBuilder builder = new StringBuilder();

    if (elements != null)
        Iterator<? extends Object> iter = elements.iterator();
            builder.append( String.valueOf( iter.next() ) );
                    .append( separator )
                    .append( String.valueOf( iter.next() ) );

    return builder.toString();
全部不再 2022-06-07 7 楼

If you have an int[], Arrays.toString() is the easiest way.

坐在坟头思考人生 2022-06-07 6 楼

There are several examples on DZone Snippets if you want to roll your own that works with a Collection. For example:

public static String join(AbstractCollection<String> s, String delimiter) {
    if (s == null || s.isEmpty()) return "";
    Iterator<String> iter = s.iterator();
    StringBuilder builder = new StringBuilder(iter.next());
    while( iter.hasNext() )
    return builder.toString();
晌融 2022-06-07 5 楼

Google also provides a joiner class in their Google Collections library:

Joiner API

Google Collections

时光磨忆 2022-06-07 4 楼

I got the following example here

7) Join Strings using separator >>>AB$#$CD$#$EF


import org.apache.commons.lang.StringUtils;

public class StringUtilsTrial {
  public static void main(String[] args) {

    // Join all Strings in the Array into a Single String, separated by $#$
    System.out.println("7) Join Strings using separator >>>"
        + StringUtils.join(new String[] { "AB", "CD", "EF" }, "$#$"));
偏闹i 2022-06-07 3 楼

You can sneak this functionality out of the Arrays utility package.

import java.util.Arrays;
    String delim = ":",
            csv_record = "Field0:Field1:Field2",
            fields[] = csv_record.split(delim);

    String rebuilt_record = Arrays.toString(fields)
            .replace(", ", delim)
            .replaceAll("[\[\]]", "");
执手闯天涯 2022-06-07 2 楼

There has been an open feature request since at least 2009. The long and short of it is that it will part of the functionality of JDK 8's java.util.StringJoiner class. http://download.java.net/lambda/b81/docs/api/java/util/StringJoiner.html

Here is the Oracle issue if you are interested.

Here is an example of the new JDK 8 StringJoiner on an array of String

String[] a = new String[]{"first","second","third"};
StringJoiner sj = new StringJoiner(",");
for(String s:a) sj.add(s);
System.out.println(sj); //first,second,third

A utility method in String makes this even simpler:

String s = String.join(",", stringArray);
2022-06-07 1 楼

There's no method in the JDK for this that I'm aware of. Apache Commons Lang has various overloaded join() methods in the StringUtils class that do what you want.