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CompoundName getPrefix() method in Java with Examples
  • Last Updated : 27 Mar, 2020

The getPrefix() method of a javax.naming.CompoundName class is used to get a compound name object whose components consist of a prefix of the components in this compound name. The position at which we need to stop extracting the prefix from this compound name object is passed as a parameter. The returned compound name object and this compound name object share the same syntax. If we make any changes to this compound name that will not affect the name that is returned and vice versa.

Syntax:

public Name getPrefix(int posn)

Parameters: This method accepts posn which is the 0-based index of the component at which to stop. Must be in the range [0, size()].

Return value: This method returns a compound name consisting of the components at indexes in the range [0, posn).

Exception: This method throws ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException If posn is outside the specified range.



Below programs illustrate the CompoundName.getPrefix() method:
Program 1:




// Java program to demonstrate
// CompoundName.getPrefix()
  
import java.util.Properties;
import javax.naming.CompoundName;
import javax.naming.InvalidNameException;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
        throws InvalidNameException
    {
  
        // need properties for CompoundName
        Properties props = new Properties();
        props.put("jndi.syntax.separator", "@");
        props.put("jndi.syntax.direction",
                  "left_to_right");
  
        // create compound name object
        CompoundName CompoundName1
            = new CompoundName(
                "1@2@3@4@5@6@7",
                props);
  
        // apply getPrefix()
        CompoundName newCompoundName
            = (CompoundName)
                  CompoundName1
                      .getPrefix(3);
  
        // print value
        System.out.println(
            "New CompoundName Object: "
            + newCompoundName);
    }
}
Output:
New CompoundName Object: 1@2@3

Program 2:




// Java program to demonstrate
// CompoundName.getPrefix() method
  
import java.util.Properties;
import javax.naming.CompoundName;
import javax.naming.InvalidNameException;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
        throws InvalidNameException
    {
  
        // need properties for CompoundName
        Properties props = new Properties();
        props.put("jndi.syntax.separator", "/");
        props.put("jndi.syntax.direction",
                  "left_to_right");
  
        // create compound name object
        CompoundName CompoundName1
            = new CompoundName(
                "c/e/d/v/a/b/z/y/x/f",
                props);
  
        // apply getPrefix()
        CompoundName newCompoundName
            = (CompoundName)
                  CompoundName1.getPrefix(8);
  
        // print value
        System.out.println(
            "New CompoundName Object: "
            + newCompoundName);
    }
}
Output:
New CompoundName Object: c/e/d/v/a/b/z/y

References: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/10/docs/api/javax/naming/CompoundName.html#getPrefix(int)

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