Java 8 – Filter a null value from a Stream

Review a Stream containing null values.

Java8Examples.java

package com.mkyong.java8;

import java.util.List;
import java.util.stream.Collectors;
import java.util.stream.Stream;

public class Java8Examples {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        Stream<String> language = Stream.of("java", "python", "node", null, "ruby", null, "php");

        List<String> result = language.collect(Collectors.toList());

        result.forEach(System.out::println);

    }
}

output

java
python
node
null   // <--- NULL
ruby
null   // <--- NULL
php

Solution

To solve it, uses Stream.filter(x -> x!=null)

Java8Examples.java

package com.mkyong.java8;

import java.util.List;
import java.util.stream.Collectors;
import java.util.stream.Stream;

public class Java8Examples {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        Stream<String> language = Stream.of("java", "python", "node", null, "ruby", null, "php");

        //List<String> result = language.collect(Collectors.toList());

        List<String> result = language.filter(x -> x!=null).collect(Collectors.toList());

        result.forEach(System.out::println);


    }
}

output

java
python
node
ruby
php

Alternatively, filter with Objects::nonNull


import java.util.List;

	List<String> result = language.filter(Objects::nonNull).collect(Collectors.toList());

References

  1. Objects::nonNull JavaDoc
  2. Java 8 Streams filter examples
  3. Java 8 Collectors JavaDoc

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Kiran U

It really helped me.. thank you so much

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pihentagy

What about .filter(Objects::nonNull)

Gerardo
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What if all elements are null? It will fail in the Collect or if I may have a mapping before collecting?