Redirecting the output of a PrintWriter to a StringObject

Posted on 2004-09-22
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
hi Experts,
             I need to redirect the Output of a printwriter to a String object. It is not possbile to write to a file and read that file bcos i am Writing BLOB Ojects from a database. Is there any way to do this..

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Use a PipedOutputStream as the Output for the PrintWriter, and read the data from the associated PipedInputStream (possibly using a StringWriter to build the string...)
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Or even simpler, use a ByteArrayOutputStream with the PrintWriter, and use the "toString()" method after the final flush()/close() on the PrintWriter to convert the ByteArray to a String...
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I suggest to use the Stream to write and read the data because if the data are really big there could be some problem.
So, write to the OutputStream and read from the InputStream (like loopback).
Hope this could help.
Bye, Giant.
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