Sachin Sharma Sachin Sharma - 1 month ago 6
Java Question

Convert List of List of Object to a map - using lambdas in java 8

I have object structure like below:

Order {
int code;
int id;
List<Item>;
}

Item {
int code;
int quantity;
List<Suborder>;
}

Suborder {
int code;
int quantity;
}


I have an object of O and I want a map from code to B. Whats the correct way to do this?

What I tried :

1 - Not working

order.getOrderItems().stream().flatMap(l -> l.getOrderItemSuborder().stream()).collect(Collectors.toMap(x -> x.getCode() , Function.identity())); // x.getCode() seems to be not available here :(


2 - Working

order.getOrderItems().forEach(x -> x.getOrderItemSuborder().forEach(y -> suborderMap.put(y.getCode(),y)));


I am not sure if #2 is right way to do it.

How can i make #1 working?

P.S. : Starting with lambdas, might be a stupid question, but i don't know that if it is :p

Answer

From what I understand I think you need something like this

O order;
order.getAList().stream()
      .flatMap(a -> a.getBList().stream())
      .collect(toMap(b -> b.getCode(), b -> b));

When you did the first try, what you needed was b -> b, I think you missed out that part of the collect map in the lambda

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