How do I convert JDOM Document to String?

This example demonstrate how to convert JDOM Document object to a String using the XMLOutputter.outputString(Document doc) method.

package org.kodejava.example.jdom;

import org.jdom2.Document;
import org.jdom2.Element;
import org.jdom2.output.Format;
import org.jdom2.output.XMLOutputter;

public class JDOMDocumentToString {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        Document document = new Document();
        Element root = new Element("rows");

        // Creating a child for the root element. Here we can see how to
        // set the text of an xml element.
        Element child = new Element("row");
        child.addContent(new Element("firstname").setText("Alice"));
        child.addContent(new Element("lastname").setText("Mallory"));
        child.addContent(new Element("address").setText("Sunset Road"));

        // Add the child to the root element and add the root element as
        // the document content.

        // Create an XMLOutputter object with pretty formatter. Calling
        // the outputString(Document doc) method convert the document
        // into string data.
        XMLOutputter outputter = new XMLOutputter(Format.getPrettyFormat());
        String xmlString = outputter.outputString(document);

The result of our code snippet:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <address>Sunset Road</address>

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