Java Program to Check the Equality of Two Arrays

In this post, we will write a Java program to check an equality of two Arrays.
In this post, we will see three ways we can write logic to check an equality of two Arrays.

  • Using an iterative method
  • Using Arrays.equals(array1, array2) Method
  • Write equals Generic Method

Using an iterative method

public class CheckTwoArraysAreEqual {

 public static void main(final String[] args) {

  final int[] array1 = { 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 };
  final int[] array2 = { 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 };

  final boolean intCheck = equals(array1, array2);
  System.out.println("Two Integers are Equal :: " + intCheck);
 }

 public static boolean equals(final int[] a, final int[] a2) {
  if (a == a2)
   return true;
  if (a == null || a2 == null)
   return false;

  final int length = a.length;
  if (a2.length != length)
   return false;

  for (int i = 0; i < length; i++)
   if (a[i] != a2[i])
    return false;

  return true;
 }
}
Output:
Two Integers are Equal :: true

Using Arrays.equals(array1, array2) Method

import java.util.Arrays;

public class CheckTwoArraysAreEqual {

 public static void main(final String[] args) {

  final int[] array1 = { 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 };
  final int[] array2 = { 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 };

  final boolean intCheck = Arrays.equals(array1, array2);
  System.out.println("Two Integers are Equal :: " + intCheck);
 }
}
Output:
Two Integers are Equal :: true

Write equals Generic Method

public class CheckTwoArraysAreEqual {

 public static void main(final String[] args) {

  final String[] s1 =  { "Apple", "banana", "pinapale" };

  final String[] s2 =  { "Apple", "banana", "pinapale" };
  
  final Integer[] array1 = { 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 };
  final Integer[] array2 = { 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 };

  final boolean strCheck = equals(s1, s2);
  System.out.println("Two Strings are Equal :: " + strCheck);
  final boolean intCheck = equals(array1, array2);
  System.out.println("Two Integers are Equal :: " + intCheck);
 }

 public static boolean equals(final Object[] a, final Object[] a2) {
  if (a == a2)
   return true;
  if (a == null || a2 == null)
   return false;

  final int length = a.length;
  if (a2.length != length)
   return false;

  for (int i = 0; i < length; i++) {
   final Object o1 = a[i];
   final Object o2 = a2[i];
   if (!(o1 == null ? o2 == null : o1.equals(o2)))
    return false;
  }

  return true;
 }
}
Output:
Two Strings are Equal :: true
Two Integers are Equal :: true


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