Romi Romi - 4 months ago 13
Java Question

How to search for a string in an arraylist

I want to search for a string in an arraylist.
as my arraylist contains

ArrayList <String> list = new ArrayList();
list.add("behold");
list.add("bend");
list.add("bet");
list.add("bear");
list.add("beat");
list.add("become");
list.add("begin");


now I want to search for
bea
than it should return a list containing
bear and beat.

How can i implement it?

Answer
 List <String> list = new ArrayList();  
           list.add("behold"); 
           list.add("bend"); 
           list.add("bet"); 
           list.add("bear"); 
           list.add("beat"); 
           list.add("become"); 
           list.add("begin");

           List <String> listClone = new ArrayList<String>(); 
           for (String string : list) {
               if(string.matches("(?i)(bea).*")){
                   listClone.add(string);
               }
           }
        System.out.println(listClone);
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