How do I use StringTokenizer to split a string?

The code below is an example of using StringTokenizer to split a string. In the current JDK this class is discouraged to be used, use the String.split(...) method instead or using the new java.util.regex package.

package org.kodejava.util;

import java.util.StringTokenizer;

public class StringTokenizerExample {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        StringTokenizer st =
            new StringTokenizer("A StringTokenizer sample");

        // get how many tokens inside st object
        System.out.println("Tokens count: " + st.countTokens());

        // iterate st object to get more tokens from it
        while (st.hasMoreElements()) {
            String token = st.nextElement().toString();
            System.out.println("Token = " + token);

        // split a date string using a forward slash as delimiter
        st = new StringTokenizer("2021/09/14", "/");
        while (st.hasMoreElements()) {
            String token = st.nextToken();
            System.out.println("Token = " + token);

Here is the result of this sample code:

Tokens count: 3
Token = A
Token = StringTokenizer
Token = sample
Token = 2021
Token = 09
Token = 14

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.