dev_android dev_android - 14 days ago 5
Android Question

Reomve special character from Arraylist

I am trying to remove special character from arraylist.
Not getting click how to do this?

I have 3 editfield and filling text after certain conditions
means when 1 is filled then another can be filled. now when i click to save this. this returns an array like [hello,abc,zbz] for fields

private List<String> hashtagData;
hashtagData = new ArrayList<String>();

String status_message = status.getText().toString();
String status_message2 = status2.getText().toString();
String status_message3 = status3.getText().toString();
hashtagData.add(status_message);
hashtagData.add(status_message2);
hashtagData.add(status_message3);


But I am trying to remove "[]".
Thank you if anybody can help.

Answer

Here try this:

ArrayList<String> strCol = new ArrayList<String>();
    strCol.add("[a,b,c,d,e]");
    strCol.add(".a.a.b");
    strCol.add("1,2,].3]");
    for (String string : strCol) {
        System.out.println(removeCharacter(string));
    }   


private String removeCharacter(String word) {
    String[] specialCharacters = { "[", "}" ,"]",",","."};
    StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder(word);
    for (int i = 0;i < sb.toString().length() - 1;i++){
        for (String specialChar : specialCharacters) {
            if (sb.toString().contains(specialChar)) {
                int index = sb.indexOf(specialChar);
                sb.deleteCharAt(index);
            }
        }
    }
    return sb.toString();
}