Remove trailing comma from comma-separated string



I got String from the database which have multiple commas (,) . I want to remove the last comma but I can’t really find a simple way of doing it.

What I have: kushalhs, mayurvm, narendrabz,

What I want: kushalhs, mayurvm, narendrabz

Answer

To remove the ", " part which is immediately followed by end of string, you can do:

str = str.replaceAll(", $", "");

This handles the empty list (empty string) gracefully, as opposed to lastIndexOf / substring solutions which requires special treatment of such case.

Example code:

String str = "kushalhs, mayurvm, narendrabz, ";
str = str.replaceAll(", $", "");
System.out.println(str);  // prints "kushalhs, mayurvm, narendrabz"

NOTE: Since there has been some comments and suggested edits about the ", $" part: The expression should match the trailing part that you want to remove.

  • If your input looks like "a,b,c,", use ",$".
  • If your input looks like "a, b, c, ", use ", $".
  • If your input looks like "a , b , c , ", use " , $".

I think you get the point.



Source: stackoverflow