user3736748 user3736748 - 1 year ago 102
Java Question

java loop and add values to a map

New to using map and was wondering how to add values and loop thur it to retrieve the values. Below is my code:

Map<String, List<String>> map = new LinkedHashMap<String, List<String>>();

for ( int i = 0, m = 1; i < visualcategory.size(); i = i+2, m = m+2) {
String categoryName = visualcategory.get(m);
map.put(categoryName , null);

for which i will be having this which is im assuming is correct even with the null

MAP {5=null, 11=null, 15=null, 24=null, 96=null, 98=null}

Its currently null as the next process (below) will fill up that list as it loops thru a for condition unless it can be done to add the categoryName and the List values at the same time?

Now, i need to loop and add a list from each string/map

String value1 = value;
String value2 = value;

for (Entry<String, List<String>> entry : map.entrySet()) {
map.put(value1, entry.getValue()); --> doesn't work
map.put(value2, entry.getValue()); --> doesn't work

I need something like this

MAP {5=[value1,value2,etc], 11=[value1,value2,etc], .......

Problem is, it doesn't work I can't seem to add inside the List. I need help on how to add values from a map > and loop thru to it?

Answer Source

Use Iterator insted of EntrySet

    Map<String, List<String>> map = new LinkedHashMap<String, List<String>>();
    Iterator itr=map.keySet().iterator();
    while (itr.hasNext()) {
        String key =;
        String value=map.get(key).toString();
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