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What is NumberUtils.toLong() in Java?

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Overview

toLong() is a staticthe methods in Java that can be called without creating an object of the class. method of the NumberUtils class that is used to convert the given string to a long value. One variant of the method accepts a default value, which is returned if the conversion fails.

How to import NumberUtils

The definition of NumberUtils can be found in the Apache Commons Lang package, which we can add to the Maven project by adding the following dependency to the pom.xml file:


<dependency>
            <groupId>org.apache.commons</groupId>
            <artifactId>commons-lang3</artifactId>
            <version>3.12.0</version>
</dependency>

For other versions of the commons-lang package, refer to the Maven Repository.

You can import the NumberUtils class as follows:


import org.apache.commons.lang3.math.NumberUtils;

Syntax


public static long toLong(final String str, final long defaultValue)

Parameters

  • final String str: This is the string to convert.
  • final long defaultValue: This is the default value to return.

Return value

This method returns a long value, or it returns the default value if the conversion fails.

Overloaded methods

  • public static long toLong(final String str)

Code

import org.apache.commons.lang3.math.NumberUtils;

public class Main{

    public static void main(String[] args){
        // Example 1
        String stringToConvert = "23";
        long defaultValue = 24L;
        System.out.printf("The output of the method NumberUtils.toLong(%s, %s) is %s", stringToConvert, defaultValue, NumberUtils.toLong(stringToConvert, defaultValue));
        System.out.println();

        // Example 2
        stringToConvert = "233sdf";
        defaultValue = 24L;
        System.out.printf("The output of the method NumberUtils.toLong(%s, %s) is %s", stringToConvert, defaultValue, NumberUtils.toLong(stringToConvert, defaultValue));
        System.out.println();

    }
}

Example 1

  • string to convert = 23
  • default value = 24

The method returns 23, as the conversion is successful.

Example 2

  • string to convert = 233sdf
  • default value = 24

The method returns 24, as the conversion is unsuccessful.

Output

The output of the code will be as follows:


The output of the method NumberUtils.toLong(23, 24) is 23
The output of the method NumberUtils.toLong(233sdf, 24) is 24

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