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Replace an Element From ArrayList using Java ListIterator

  • Last Updated : 07 Jan, 2021

To replace an element from an ArrayList, the set() method of ListIterator interface can be used. set() method of ListIterator replaces the last element which is returned by the next() or previous() methods, along with the given element.

Two ways of replacing the elements using ListIterator shown below are:

  1. Replacing First element
  2. Replacing Last element

Replacing First element:

Approach

  • Creating an ArrayList
ArrayList<Integer> list = new ArrayList<Integer>();

list.add(9);
list.add(11);
list.add(12);
list.add(13);
list.add(14);
list.add(15):
  • Suppose we need to replace the first element of the list which is 9 with 10. First, we will use ListIterator and return the next element in the List with next() method.
ListIterator<Integer> iterator = list.listIterator();

iterator.next();
  • Now, using set() method replace the element in the List. Here we will be replacing first element of the iterator which can be replaced with any specified value ( in our case we need to replace it with 10 ).
iterator.set(10);

Java




// Java program to replace an element
// from ArrayList using Java ListIterator
  
import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.ListIterator;
  
class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        ArrayList<Integer> list = new ArrayList<Integer>();
        list.add(9);
        list.add(11);
        list.add(12);
        list.add(13);
        list.add(14);
        list.add(15);
  
        System.out.println("Before Replacing...");
          
        // Printing the original list
        for (int i : list) {
            
            System.out.println(i);
            
        }
        
        ListIterator<Integer> iterator = list.listIterator();
        
        // Replacing the first element
        iterator.next();
        iterator.set(10);
        
        System.out.println("After replacing...");
        
        // Printing the list after replacement
        for (int i : list) {
            
            System.out.println(i);
            
        }
    }
}
Output



Before Replacing...
9
11
12
13
14
15
After replacing...
10
11
12
13
14
15

Replacing the last element:

Approach

  • Using the same above method, any element of the ArrayList at any position, can be replaced with any value.
  • Creating an ArrayList of names and add a few names to it –
ArrayList<String> name = new ArrayList<>();

name.add("Yash");
name.add("Akash");
name.add("Amar");
name.add("Abhishek");
name.add("Rajnikanth");
  • Let us assume that we need to replace “Rajnikanth” with “Mohit“.
  • Now, using a ListIterator, we will iterate to the last element of the list and then replace it –
ListIterator<String> iterator = name.listIterator();
while(iterator.hasNext())
{
    iterator.next();    
}

iterator.set("Mohit");

Java




// java program to replace an element
// from ArrayList using Java ListIterator
  
import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.ListIterator;
  
class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        ArrayList<String> name = new ArrayList<>();
        name.add("Yash");
        name.add("Akash");
        name.add("Amar");
        name.add("Abhishek");
        name.add("Rajnikanth");
  
        ListIterator<String> iterator = name.listIterator();
  
        System.out.println("Before Replacing...");
          
        // Printing the original list
        while (iterator.hasNext()) {
            System.out.print(iterator.next()+" ");
        }
           
        // Simce the iterator was on last element
        // so the set function used here will replace
        // the last element
        iterator.set("Mohit");
          
        System.out.println();
        System.out.println("After Replacing...");
  
        for (String n : name) {
            System.out.print(n+" ");
        }
    }
}
Output
Before Replacing...
Yash Akash Amar Abhishek Rajnikanth 
After Replacing...
Yash Akash Amar Abhishek Mohit

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