Here we will see how to convert Java 8 Stream to Array of strings or objects.

Convert Java 8 Stream to Array:

The easiest way to convert the Java 8 stream to Array is to use the toArray(IntFunction<A[]> generator).

1. Stream of Strings into String Array:

Create a stream of strings and use the toArray() method on stream to convert into Array.

// Stream of Strings to String[]
 Stream<String> stringStream = Stream.of("JAVA", "SPRING", "HIBERNATE");
 String[] stringArray = stringStream.toArray(String[]::new);
 Arrays.stream(stringArray).forEach(System.out::println);

// Or using size

Stream<String> stringStream2 = Stream.of("JAVA", "SPRING", "HIBERNATE");
stringArray = stringStream2.toArray(size -> new String[size]);
Arrays.stream(stringArray).forEach(System.out::println);

Output:

Terminal
JAVA
SPRING
HIBERNATE

2. Stream of ints to int Array:

Creating a stream of ints from 1 to 10 using IntSteam and converting it into int array using a mapToInt() method.

Stream<Integer> intStream = IntStream.rangeClosed(1, 10).boxed();
int[] array =  intStream.mapToInt(x -> x).toArray();
Arrays.stream(array).forEach(System.out::println);

3. Stream of Objects into Object Array:

Creating Stream of Book objects using Stream.of() method and converting it into Object[] using toArray() method.

Book class:

Book.java
public class Book {
    private int id;
    private String name;
    private double price;

    public Book(int id, String name, double price) {
        this.id = id;
        this.name = name;
        this.price = price;
    }

    @Override
    public String toString() {
        return "Book{" +
                "id=" + id +
                ", name='" + name + '\'' +
                ", price=" + price +
                '}';
    }
}

Converting Stream<Book> to Object[]

// Stream of Objects to Array of objects
Stream<Book> objectStream = Stream.of(new Book(1,"Thinking in Java",1500),
        new Book(2,"Inide Java Vertual Machine",570));
Object[] stringArray2 = objectStream.toArray(Object[]::new);
Arrays.stream(stringArray2).forEach(System.out::println);

Output:

Terminal
Book{id=1, name='Thinking in Java', price=1500.0}
Book{id=2, name='Inide Java Vertual Machine', price=570.0}

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