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AtomicReference updateAndGet() method in Java with Examples
  • Last Updated : 03 Jan, 2020

The updateAndGet() method of a AtomicReference class is used to atomically updates which updates the current value of the AtomicReference by applying the specified updateFunction operation on the current value. It takes an object of updateFunction interface as its parameter and applies the operation specified in the object to the current value. It returns the updated value.

Syntax:

public final V 
  updateAndGet(UnaryOperator<V> updateFunction)

Parameters: This method accepts updateFunction which is a side-effect-free function.

Return value: This method returns the updated value.

Below programs illustrate the updateAndGet() method:
Program 1:






// Java program to demonstrate
// AtomicReference.updateAndGet() method
  
import java.util.concurrent.atomic.*;
import java.util.function.UnaryOperator;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
  
        // AtomicReference with value
        AtomicReference<Integer> ref
            = new AtomicReference<>(987654);
  
        // Declaring the updateFunction
        // applying function
        UnaryOperator function
            = (v) -> Integer.parseInt(v.toString()) * 2;
  
        // apply updateAndGet()
        int value = ref.updateAndGet(function);
  
        // print AtomicReference
        System.out.println(
            "The AtomicReference updated value: "
            + value);
    }
}


Output:

Program 2:




// Java program to demonstrate
// AtomicReference.updateAndGet() method
  
import java.util.concurrent.atomic.*;
import java.util.function.UnaryOperator;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
  
        // AtomicReference with value
        AtomicReference<String> ref
            = new AtomicReference<>("welcome");
  
        // Declaring the updateFunction
        // applying function to add value as string
        UnaryOperator twoDigits
            = (v) -> v + " to gfg";
  
        // apply updateAndGet()
        String value
            = ref.updateAndGet(twoDigits);
  
        // print AtomicReference
        System.out.println(
            "The AtomicReference current value: "
            + value);
    }
}


Output:

References: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/10/docs/api/java/util/concurrent/atomic/AtomicReference.html#updateAndGet(java.util.function.UnaryOperator)

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