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How can I retrieve data from a collection which is within a map?

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This function makes a call to listCustomerbyRef which then returns a map which includes 1) param   2) collection of customer details. i need to access these customer details from the collection and have the correct commands (commented out below at bottom of code) - but i cant retrieve these values

public void testListCustomersByRef() {
            
try{
                  TestableCustomerManager cm = new TestableCustomerManager();
                  Collection cusRef = new ArrayList();
                  Map result;
                  cusRef.add("0000564");
                  
                  result = cm.listCustomersByRef(cusRef,1);

                         //code missing to go here

                  
                  /*      cust.setRef((String) result.get("ref"));
                      cust.setName((String) result.get("name"));
                      cust.setRulesRow((Long) result.get("rules_row"));
                      cust.setLftCode((String) result.get("lftCode"));
                      cust.setLunCode((String) result.get("lunCode"));
                        System.out.println(cust.getName());
               
               
               
                CustContact custContact = new CustContact();
                custContact.setTitle((String) result.get("title"));
                custContact.setForename((String) result.get("forename"));
                custContact.setSurname((String) result.get("surname"));
                custContact.setTelNo((String) result.get("telNo"));
                custContact.setFaxNumber((String) result.get("faxNumber"));
                  System.out.println(custContact.getForename());
               
               
               
                Address address = new Address();
                address.setAddLine1((String) result.get("addLine1"));
                address.setAddLine2((String) result.get("addLine2"));
                address.setAddLine3((String) result.get("addLine3"));
                address.setAddLine4((String) result.get("addLine4"));
                address.setAddLine5((String) result.get("addLine5"));
                address.setPostTown((String) result.get("postTown"));
                address.setPostcode((String) result.get("postcode"));
                address.setCountry((String) result.get("country"));
               
                custContact.setAddress(address);
                //cust.setCustContacts((Set)custContact);
                  
                  System.out.println(cust.getName());
                  System.out.println("Tested listCustomersByRef method");*/
            }
            catch(ReadException e){
                  System.out.println(e.getMessage());
            }
            catch(Exception e){
                  System.out.println(e.getMessage());
            }
      }
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>>... returns a map which includes 1) param   2) collection of customer details
What type of collection is that collection? List, Map, Set,...?

First you have to know which is the key (e.g. "coll")

List theCollection = (List) result.get("coll");
theCollection.get(0) gets the first element in that collection
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This is the code from the class which returns the map:


Collection coll = getCollectionFromSql(sQuery, params, true, pageno, true, true);
            HashMap result = new HashMap(2);
            result.put(CommonConstants.PARAM_RESULTS, coll);
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Well, then this is how you retrieve that collection:

Collection coll = (Collection) result.get(CommonConstants.PARAM_RESULTS);
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And afterwards:

Iterator it = coll.iterator();
while (it.hasNext()) {
   ItemType item = (ItemType) it.next();  // ItemType being the type of the items in the collection
}
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But Collection is just an interface
These are the classes that implement that interface:
AbstractCollection, AbstractList, AbstractSet, ArrayList, BeanContextServicesSupport, BeanContextSupport, HashSet, LinkedHashSet, LinkedList, TreeSet, Vector

It would be handy if you knew which one it was...
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none of these have worked, sorry
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>> none of these have worked
What do you get?

Does

    result.containsKey(CommonConstants.PARAM_RESULTS)

return true?

If not, the collection simply isn't available in the map.
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i get null print statements

TestableCustomerManager cm = new TestableCustomerManager();
                  Collection cusRef = new ArrayList();
                  Map result;
                  
                  cusRef.add("0000564");
                  
                  result = cm.listCustomersByRef(cusRef,1);
                  Collection customers = (Collection)result.get(CommonConstants.PARAM_RESULTS);
                  
                  Iterator it = customers.iterator();
                  while (it.hasNext()) {
                     String item = (String) it.next();  // ItemType being the type of the items in the collection
                     System.out.println(item);
                  }
                  
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What can I say?
If null's are coming out, that means that null's were added.
Time to critically investigate the working of

          result = cm.listCustomersByRef(cusRef,1);
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