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use StringTokenizer

Posted by Bobby S. on August 01, 2001 at 11:43 PM

> how would one go about parsing a string and breaking it up based on a delimiter, and add them as elements of an array... say, we have
> String parent = "something1; something2; something3";

> I can go about using a while loop to get each one
> int begin = 0;
> int index1 = parent.indexOf(";");
> while (parent.charAt(index1) != -1){
> String element1 = parent.substring(begin,index1);

> and something along those lines. however would i get all the elements from the parent string? and how would I add all these substring elements to a new String array? Or is there a better way of doing this?

> any help/insight would be appreciated. thanx much
> Clint

use the StringTokenizer class additionally it might help to manipulate strings using the StringBuffer class, another interesting class is StringCharacterIterator. Let me know if the above helped.

  • Re Clint August 02, 2001 at 12:49 PM (0)

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