Java – How to convert a String to an InputStream in Java

inputstreamjavastringtype conversion

Given a string:

String exampleString = "example";

How do I convert it to an InputStream?

Best Answer

Like this:

InputStream stream = new ByteArrayInputStream(exampleString.getBytes(StandardCharsets.UTF_8));

Note that this assumes that you want an InputStream that is a stream of bytes that represent your original string encoded as UTF-8.

For versions of Java less than 7, replace StandardCharsets.UTF_8 with "UTF-8".