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Converting an Array with any datatype to byte array

 
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Hi Folks,

I have an array with different datatypes and I need to convert this array into a byte array and use it and again revert back to the original. how do I do that. Any suggestions are welcome.
 
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That is a job for object serialization, just write the array to an ObjectOutputStream to a ByteArrayOutputStream then use the toByteArray() method. All the little details are taken care of automatically and it is surprisingly fast.

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"Aravind",
Please check your private messages.
 
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check here some sample cofe
ByteArrayOutputStream bs = new ByteArrayOutputStream()
bs.write(.. .. ..);


byte [] bArr = bs .toByteArray();

Again you can create ByteArrayOutputStream with the above byte array.
 
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"Aravind M",

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Can someone elaborate on the above given example how does it work ?
thanks in advance. :roll:
 
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