adaPlease adaPlease - 6 months ago 49
Java Question

Java 8 stream map to list of keys sorted by values

I have map

Map<Type, Long> countByType
and I want to have a list which has sorted (min to max) keys by their corresponding values. My try is:

countByType.entrySet().stream().sorted().collect(Collectors.toList());


however this just gives me a list of entries, how can I get a list of types, without losing the order?

Answer

You say you want to sort by value, but you don't have that in your code. Pass a lambda (or method reference) to sorted to tell it how you want to sort.

And you want to get the keys; use map to transform entries to keys.

List<Type> types = countByType.entrySet().stream()
        .sorted(Comparator.comparing(Map.Entry::getValue))
        .map(Map.Entry::getKey)
        .collect(Collectors.toList());
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