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BeanComparator

December 6, 2011

Always i commit mistakes and correct those mistakes (probably that is how i am).

Wrote my own Comparator and the sorting logic was becoming very hefty and unreadable.

Long time back, one of my ex-colleague Ganesh had a discussion on this and i believe he wrote some samples as well.

So, implemented my sorting logic based on the BeanComparator.

Some lessons on that.

 

Comparator<T> firstNameComparator = new BeanComparator(“firstName”, new NullComparator(true));
Collections.sort(employeeList, firstNameComparator );

But why we need NullComparator?

If the values can be null, then the BeanComparator would thrown NullPointerException.

 

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