Java Program to Convert an Array-List to Array

In the previous article, we have seen Java Program to Convert an Array to Array-List

In this article we are going to see how we can convert an ArrayList into an Array in Java.

Java Program to Convert an Array-List to Array

Array is a data structure which stores a fixed size sequential collection of values of single type. Where with every array elements/values memory location is associated. Each array elements have it’s own index where array index starts from 0.

In Array set of variables referenced by a single variable name and it’s array index position. It is also called as a container object which contains elements of similar type.

Declaration of an array:

dataType[] arrayName; (or)                              //Declaring an array
dataType []arrayName; (or)
dataType arr[];

Instantiation of an Array:

arrayName = new datatype[size];                    //Allocating memory to array

Combining both Statements in One:

dataType[] arrayName = new dataType[size] //Declaring and Instantiating array

Initialization of an Array:

arrayName[index-0]= arrayElement1             //Initializing the array


arrayName[index-s]= arrayElementS

Combining all Statements in One:

dataType arrayName[ ]={e1,e2,e3};               //declaration, instantiation and initialization

Let’s see different ways how to convert an ArrayList into an Array.

Method-1: Java Program to Convert an Array-List to Array By Using toArray( ) function


  • Create an arraylist.
  • Display the arraylist to the user.
  • Convert the arraylist into array by using toArray() function.
  • Display the array.


import java.util.*;
public class Main
    public static void main(String args[])
        // Creating an arraylist
        ArrayList<String> arrlist = new ArrayList<String>();
        // Adding elements to arraylist
        // Displaying the arraylist
        System.out.println("ArrayList: " + arrlist);
        // Creating the array and converting arraylist to array
        String[] arr = arrlist.toArray(new String[0]);
        // Displaying the array to the user
        System.out.print("Array: ");

    // Function to print the array
    static void printArray(String arr[])
        for(int i = 0; i < arr.length ; i++)
            System.out.print(arr[i]+" ");


ArrayList: [Mango, Apple, Papaya]
Array: Mango Apple Papaya

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