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AtomicInteger getAndAccumulate() method in Java with Examples

  • Last Updated : 03 Jun, 2019

The Java.AtomicInteger.getAndAccumulate() method is an inbuilt method, which updates the current value of the object by applying the specified operation on the current value and value passed as a parameter. It takes an integer as its parameter and an object of IntBinaryOperator interface and applies the operation specified in the object to the values. It returns the previous value.


public final int getAndAccumulate(int y, 
                   IntBinaryOperator function)

Parameters: This method accepts two parameters:

  • y: an integer on which the function is to be applied.
  • function: function applied to the current value of the object and the value y.

Return Value: The function returns the previous value of the current object.

Example to demonstrate the function.

// Java program to demonstrate
// working of getAndAccumulate() method
import java.util.concurrent.atomic.AtomicInteger;
import java.util.function.IntBinaryOperator;
public class Demo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
        new UserThread("Thread A");
        new UserThread("Thread B");
class Shared {
    static AtomicInteger ai
        = new AtomicInteger(1);
class UserThread implements Runnable {
    String name;
    UserThread(String name)
    { = name;
        new Thread(this).start();
    IntBinaryOperator ibo = (x, y) -> (x * y);
    int value = 5;
    public void run()
        for (int i = 0; i < 3; i++) {
            int ans
                      .getAndAccumulate(value, ibo);
            System.out.println(name + " "
                               + ans);
Thread A 1
Thread A 5
Thread A 25
Thread B 125
Thread B 625
Thread B 3125


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