Read text file from URL using Java

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by vigneshchennai74 dot icon Updated: Apr 6, 2023

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You can use Java code for reading a text file from a URL in several situations when you need to read the text file's contents from a URL. Here are some scenarios where using this can be beneficial:  

  • When a text file housed on a web server needs to be read, and you want to do so in your Java program,  
  • If you need to use data from a text file that is kept on a remote server in a Java program,  
  • When you want to use the contents of a text file that is accessible at a specific URL in your Java program,  
  • When working on a larger Java program or project that requires reading a text file from a web server.  

You can generally use Java code to read a text file from a URL if you need to read a text file's contents in Java. 


Here is an example of how you can read a text file from a URL using Java for your application: 

Preview of the output that you will get on running this code from your IDE


in this solution we have used URL function.

  1. .Copy the code using the "Copy" button above, and paste it in a JAVA file in your IDE.
  2. Modify the url text that user need to Read
  3. Use this code to Read text file from URL with the help of Java.

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  • The solution is created and executed in java version "1.8.0_251"

Using this solution, we are able to Read text file from URL with simple steps in java This process also facilities an easy way to use, hassle-free method to create a hands-on working version of code which would help us to Read text file from URL in java.


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