Why BufferedWriter here is not writing to the file even though I close it in the end?

Why BufferedWriter here is not writing to the file even though I close it in the end?

By : user2186234
Date : November 24 2020, 04:01 AM
I hope this helps . So I have worked out quite a detour solution. I understand that anything in the for-loop wasn't getting written in the file, and I have no idea why the content was not appended to the file.
The solution: First, in the loop, I write the content to a Hashmap and then outside the for-loop write the Hashmap to the file using serialization. It worked perfectly fine.
code :
package pmidtomeshConverter;

import java.io.BufferedReader;      
import java.io.BufferedWriter;
import java.io.FileNotFoundException;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.io.OutputStreamWriter;
import java.io.Reader;
import java.io.StringWriter;
import java.net.URL;
import java.nio.charset.Charset;
import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Map;
import java.util.Properties;

import javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilder;
import javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory;
import javax.xml.parsers.ParserConfigurationException;
import javax.xml.transform.OutputKeys;
import javax.xml.transform.Transformer;
import javax.xml.transform.TransformerException;
import javax.xml.transform.TransformerFactory;
import javax.xml.transform.dom.DOMSource;
import javax.xml.transform.stream.StreamResult;

import org.json.JSONArray;
import org.json.JSONException;
import org.json.JSONObject;
import org.json.XML;
import org.w3c.dom.Document;
import org.xml.sax.SAXException;

import com.google.common.collect.ArrayListMultimap;
import com.google.common.collect.Multimap;

public class Convert2MeSH {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        //BufferedWriter writer = new BufferedWriter(new FileWriter("/home/anjani/eclipse-workspace/pmidtomeshConverter/src/main/resources/outputFiles/pmidMESH.txt", true));

        //Universal Multimap to store the values
        Map<String, String> universalMeSHMap = new HashMap<String, String>();

        FileOutputStream fs;
        BufferedWriter writer;
        try {

            fs = new FileOutputStream("/home/anjani/eclipse-workspace/pmidtomeshConverter/src/main/resources/outputFiles/pmidMESH.txt");
            OutputStreamWriter ow = new OutputStreamWriter(fs);
            writer = new BufferedWriter(ow);

            JSONObject jsonPMIDlist = readJsonFromUrl("https://eutils.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/eutils/esearch.fcgi?db=pubmed&retmode=json&retmax=1000&term=Physiotherapy%5d+OR+Rehabilitation");
            JSONArray pmids = new JSONArray();
            pmids = jsonPMIDlist.getJSONObject("esearchresult").getJSONArray("idlist");

            for(int i=0; i<pmids.length();i++){

                 String baseURL = "https://eutils.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/eutils/efetch.fcgi?db=pubmed&retmode=xml&rettype=abstract&id=";
                 String indPMID = pmids.get(i).toString();

                 Document doc = parseXML(new URL(baseURL + indPMID));

                 // Converts xml from doc into a string
                 String xmlString = xml2String(doc);

                // Converts the xml-string into JSON
                JSONObject jsonWithMeSH = XML.toJSONObject(xmlString);

                JSONObject ind_MeSH = jsonWithMeSH.getJSONObject("PubmedArticleSet").getJSONObject("PubmedArticle").getJSONObject("MedlineCitation");

                List<String> list_MeSH = new ArrayList<String>();
                if (ind_MeSH.has("MeshHeadingList")) {

                for (int j = 0; j < ind_MeSH.getJSONObject("MeshHeadingList").getJSONArray("MeshHeading").length(); j++) {


                } else {



            System.out.println(indPMID + ":" + String.join("\t", list_MeSH));

            // instead of writing to a file, the content is stored in a HashMap
            universalMeSHMap.put(indPMID, String.join("\t", list_MeSH));                


        // Writing the HashMap to the file (This is the answer)
        for (Map.Entry<String,String> entry : universalMeSHMap.entrySet()) {

            writer.append(entry.getKey() + ":" +  entry.getValue() + "\n");



    } catch (FileNotFoundException e) {
        // TODO Auto-generated catch block
    } catch (IOException e) {
        // TODO Auto-generated catch block
    } catch (ParserConfigurationException e) {
        // TODO Auto-generated catch block
    } catch (SAXException e) {
        // TODO Auto-generated catch block
    } catch (TransformerException e) {
        // TODO Auto-generated catch block


private static String xml2String(Document doc) throws TransformerException {

    TransformerFactory transfac = TransformerFactory.newInstance();
    Transformer trans = transfac.newTransformer();
    trans.setOutputProperty(OutputKeys.METHOD, "xml");
    trans.setOutputProperty(OutputKeys.INDENT, "yes");
    trans.setOutputProperty("{http://xml.apache.org/xslt}indent-amount", Integer.toString(2));

    StringWriter sw = new StringWriter();
    StreamResult result = new StreamResult(sw);
    DOMSource source = new DOMSource(doc.getDocumentElement());

    trans.transform(source, result);
    String xmlString = sw.toString();
    return xmlString;


private static Document parseXML(URL url) throws ParserConfigurationException, SAXException, IOException {
    DocumentBuilderFactory dbf = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance();
    DocumentBuilder db = dbf.newDocumentBuilder();
    Document doc = db.parse((url).openStream());
    return doc;

private static String readAll(Reader rd) throws IOException {
    StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
    int cp;
    while ((cp = rd.read()) != -1) {
        sb.append((char) cp);
    return sb.toString();

public static JSONObject readJsonFromUrl(String url) throws IOException, JSONException {
    InputStream is = new URL(url).openStream();
    try {
        BufferedReader rd = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(is, Charset.forName("UTF-8")));
        String jsonText = readAll(rd);
        JSONObject json = new JSONObject(jsonText);
        return json;
    } finally {

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why is bufferedwriter not writing in the file?

why is bufferedwriter not writing in the file?

By : DMorg
Date : March 29 2020, 07:55 AM
hop of those help? You are creating the FileWritter inside the loop so you will always truncate the file in each cycle. You forgot to close / flush the writter But with some luck (terminating the program may cause the writter to flush) the file would contain the last word of your input file which I can only guess would be a new line and you probably missed when you opened up the file to check the content.
Your inner loop should be something like this:
code :
try (BufferedWriter bw = new BufferedWriter(new FileWriter("file.txt"))) {
    while (st.hasMoreTokens()) {
BufferedWriter not writing to text file

BufferedWriter not writing to text file

By : shy_azusa
Date : March 29 2020, 07:55 AM
it helps some times So I'm using a BufferedWriter and would like to write some text to a text file. , You need to close BufferedWriter, or use try-with-resource
code :
BufferedWriter b = new BufferedWriter(
new FileWriter ("/home/usr/Desktop/logger/logs.txt"));

//After writing close the resource
BufferedWriter not writing to file

BufferedWriter not writing to file

By : Supratik Bhattachary
Date : March 29 2020, 07:55 AM
should help you out It probably writes to a file, but not the one you think. Java will write to the peopleIDs.txt file in the current directory. The current directory is the directory from which the java command is executed.
If you launch the program from your IDE, check the run configuration to see which current directory it uses. If you really don't know, then search for peopleIDs.txt on your hard drive to find out.
Why is BufferedWriter not writing to file?

Why is BufferedWriter not writing to file?

By : Fernando Andrade Ada
Date : March 29 2020, 07:55 AM
Any of those help Call bWriter.flush() when you want your data to actually be flushed to your file on disk. Or just call bWriter.close() when you're done working with your writer. The bWriter.close() call will call bWriter.flush() internally.
Writing an Integer in file with BufferedWriter

Writing an Integer in file with BufferedWriter

By : user3696410
Date : March 29 2020, 07:55 AM
To fix this issue What happened, when you wrote the int without converting it into a String is, it simply wrote the int as the type it is (an int). So invoking the method e.g. as follows:
code :
writeFile(new int[] {1, 2, 3})
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