Java.lang Package Classes

Java Long - getLong() Method

The java.lang.Long.getLong() method returns the long value of the system property with the specified name. The first argument is treated as the name of a system property.

The second argument is the default value. The default value is returned if there is no property of the specified name, if the property does not have the correct numeric format, or if the specified name is empty or null.


public static Long getLong(String nm,
                           Long val)


nm Specify the property name.
val Specify the default value.

Return Value

Returns the Long value of the property.


Throws SecurityException, for the same reasons as System.getProperty.


In the example below, the java.lang.Long.getLong() method returns the Long value of the system property with the given name.

import java.lang.*;

public class MyClass {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    //creating system property using setProperty
    String x = "285";
    System.setProperty(x, "285");
    String y = "abc";
    System.setProperty(y, "abc");

    //creating a Long value for deafault value
    Long l = 100L;

    //printing the Long value of x
    System.out.print("The Long value of x is: ");
    System.out.println(Long.getLong(x, l)); 

    //printing the Long value of y 
    System.out.print("The Long value of y is: ");
    System.out.println(Long.getLong(y, l));  

The output of the above code will be:

The Long value of x is: 285
The Long value of y is: 100

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