The split() function breaks a String into pieces using a character or string as the delimiter. The delim parameter specifies the character or characters that mark the boundaries between each piece. A String[] array is returned that contains each of the pieces.

If the result is a set of numbers, you can convert the String[] array to a float[] or int[] array using the datatype conversion functions int() and float(). (See the second example above.)

The splitTokens() function works in a similar fashion, except that it splits using a range of characters instead of a specific character or sequence. Copy

String men = "Chernenko,Andropov,Brezhnev";
String[] list = split(men, ',');
// list[0] is now "Chernenko", list[1] is "Andropov"...
  • String numbers = "8 67 5 309";
    int[] nums = int(split(numbers, ' '));
    // nums[0] is now 8, nums[1] is now 67...
  • String men = "Chernenko ] Andropov ] Brezhnev";
    String[] list = split(men, " ] ");
    // list[0] is now "Chernenko", list[1] is "Andropov"...
  • Syntax

    • split(value, delim)


    • value(String)the String to be split
    • delim(char, String)the character or String used to separate the data


    • String[]