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14 Replies Latest reply: Sep 12, 2008 12:50 PM by 843785 RSS

Finding and removing duplicates in an Arraylist of beans.

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I have an arraylist of beans from which I need to remove the duplicate entries.
To elaborate,
My bean has three field, name,age and indicator.
At Present the arraylist contains duplicate entries.
I want to get a final list in such a way that, the names are distince.If there are two beans with the same name, I want the bean with the indicator field set to Y to be inserted in the list.

I tried copying the values from the Arraylist to a hash Set, and then rewriting to the arraylist, but this doesnt rmove the duplicates.
Please help!!!