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If you have a 

object, how should you process that object and produce a String?

Suppose I have an InputStream that contains text data, and I want to convert it to a String, so for example I can write that to a log file.

What is the easiest way to take the InputStream and convert it to a String?

public String convertStreamToString(InputStream is) {

    // ???


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There are several ways to convert an InputStream into a String in Java. I’ll list out a few ways to do this:


  import java.utill.scanner;

This provides an easier way to convert InputStream into String in Java.

public String convert ( InputStream is, Charset ch) throws IOException {

try (Scanner sc = new Scanner(is, {

return sc.applyDelimiter("$\A1").next();




     2.  <!--[endif]-->Another way to do this by using Stream API

    In this Java Stream’s API is used to convert InputStream to String.

public String convert (InputStream is, Charset ch) throws IOException {

try (BufferedReader br1 = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(is, ch))) {

return br1.lines().collect(Collectors.joining(System.lineSeparator()));



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To read and convert the object into String type you can also use Java Standard Library. Below is the code for the same:-

static String convertStreamToString( is) {

    java.util.Scanner s = new java.util.Scanner(is).useDelimiter("\\A");

    return s.hasNext() ? : "";


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