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Thread: Split a String in java using delimeters

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    Default Split a String in java using delimeters

    Hello guys,

    I have a String as follows: "the|boy|is|good"

    now, I want to split this string using the "|" delimeter.

    I tried this :
    String line = "the|boy|is|good";

    but it didn't split it. Is there some regex for "|"?
    Anyone willing to help out here?

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    Default Re: Split a String in java using delimeters

    Why not post a runnable example?

    Quite often, if you're using a Java special character in quotes, you need to escape it with '\'. To add to the complication, you also need to "escape the escape," so that the result is:

    String[] lineSplit = line.split("\\|");

    As I suggested above, here's a runnable example:
    public class TestClass
        public static void main(String[] args)
            String line = "the|boy|is|good";
            String[] lineSplit = line.split("\\|");
            for ( String string : lineSplit )
                System.out.println( string );

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