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Hashtable showing irregular results

Madhu Kaparapu
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Joined: Jul 04, 2005
Posts: 35
Hi all,
i've encountered an strange result while working with hashtable.
I've noticed that the elements are not displyed in the order they were added to the table.
Can anybody plz let me know what meight be the reason?
Thanks all,

Madhu Kaparapu.
Mani Ram
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Joined: Mar 11, 2002
Posts: 1140
Hashtable does not maintain the order of objects added to it.
If order is important, use LinkedHashMap
[ July 07, 2005: Message edited by: Mani Ram ]

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Sunil Phani Manne

Joined: Jun 20, 2005
Posts: 10
It is its intended behaviour. A Hashtable doesnt guarantee u the order. Read about collections framework in java for more details.

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