How to Convert List to Map in Java 8

Core Java » on Oct 26, 2016 { 6 Comments } By Sivateja

If you have a scenario where you need to convert List of objects to a Map, prior to java 8 you can do this by writing a simple for loop which is iterative. But in this article I will show you how to convert List to Map using java 8 lambda expression.

Java 8 Convert List to Map Example

Lets a take pojo class named Account with properties accNo, accType, accStatus.

public class Account {
	private int accNo;
	private String accType;
	private String accStatus;
	public Account(int accountNo, String accountType, String accountStatus){
		accNo = accountNo;
		accType = accountType;
		accStatus = accountStatus;
	public int getAccNo() {
		return accNo;
	public void setAccNo(int accNo) {
		this.accNo = accNo;
	public String getAccType() {
		return accType;
	public void setAccType(String accType) {
		this.accType = accType;
	public String getAccStatus() {
		return accStatus;
	public void setAccStatus(String accStatus) {
		this.accStatus = accStatus;

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Map;

public class ListtoMap {
	public static void main(String[] args) {

		List<Account> li = new ArrayList<Account>();
		Account ac1= new Account(100,"Savings","Open");
		Account ac2= new Account(101,"Checking","Closed");
	 // Before Java 8
		Map<Integer, String> beforeJava8 = new HashMap<>(); 
		for (Account acc: li) {
			beforeJava8.put(acc.getAccNo(), acc.getAccStatus()); 
	    System.out.println("Before Java 8 "+beforeJava8);		    
	 // Java 8 Using Lambda expression and Stream API
		Map<Integer, String> map = -> x.getAccNo()  , x -> x.getAccStatus()));
		System.out.println("Java 8 "+map);


Before Java 8 {100=Open, 101=Closed}
Java 8  {100=Open, 101=Closed}

Hey its same output 😉 I just tried to show both ways [ with and without lambda expression ].


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6 Responses to “How to Convert List to Map in Java 8”
  1. Animesh says:

    gr8 bro

  2. Nikhil says:

    nice updates in java8 please give me more details about this new features of java 8

  3. Venkatesh says:

    How to work internally hashmap?

  4. This is really very nice and useful example.

  5. Avinash Kumar says:

    great explanation bro!!!


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