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How to crate Multiple ArrayList from one ArrayList

 
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I have an ArrayList called


The Bean FormBean contains a Date field, the value of the date can be different.


Now, based on the joining date I want to create multiple ArryaList.
Like


So if there are 3 different dates then I want to create three ArrayList.
Please advice me how to create that list.
 
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But it's not 3, right? It's "multiple"? So how do you want to store these "multiple" array lists? You can't start programming until you decide what your code is supposed to do.
 
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The number of JoiningDate is fixed to 3, (I gave it just an example, but the number of multiple arraylist is fixed to 3)
So I will store them in new ArrayList
 
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I want to know what condition I should put inside the loop


Also, I have override the equal method based on the joiningDate
 
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Thanks Paul,
Ok, So, instead of joiningDate just consider it this way, if a person allowed to marry only 3 times in a life then his marriage date would be maximum 3.
 
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firstDate is an ArrayList and form.getJoiningDate is a type of Date.
I can use .contains() method but not sure the exact way.
because how to add the first element in firstDate ArrayList?
 
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How about something like:


It might be more flexible if requirements change in the future.
 
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Sorry, but not getting what you mean to say.
 
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The groupByDate() method takes a List<FormBean> and returns a Map<Date, List<FormBean>>, you can use this data structure as-is or optionally transform it into a List<List<FormBean>> where every element in each sub-list has the same Date.
 
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