Java Language Insertion into ConcurrentHashMap


Example

public class InsertIntoConcurrentHashMap
{

    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        ConcurrentHashMap<Integer, SomeObject> concurrentHashMap = new ConcurrentHashMap<>();

        SomeObject value = new SomeObject();
        Integer key = 1;

        SomeObject previousValue = concurrentHashMap.putIfAbsent(1, value);
        if (previousValue != null)
        {
            //Then some other value was mapped to key = 1. 'value' that was passed to
            //putIfAbsent method is NOT inserted, hence, any other thread which calls
            //concurrentHashMap.get(1) would NOT receive a reference to the 'value'  
            //that your thread attempted to insert. Decide how you wish to handle             
            //this situation.
        }

       else
       {
            //'value' reference is mapped to key = 1.
       }
    }
}