Jones Jones - 5 months ago 19
Java Question

Java 8 stream and grouping of list

I have a list of orders and I want to group them by user using Java 8 stream and Collectors.groupingBy:

orderList.stream().collect(Collectors.groupingBy(order -> order.getUser())


This return a map containing users and the list of orders:

Map<User, List<Order>>


I don't need the entire object User just a field of it username which is a String, so I want to get something like this:

Map<String, List<Order>>


I tried to map the User to the username field using Stream.map but can't get it right. How can I do this as simply as possible?

Answer

You can just use the groupingBy collector with the username instead of the whole User object:

orderList.stream().collect(Collectors.groupingBy(order -> order.getUser().getUsername())