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July 25, 2006

Convert exception stacktrace to String object

Filed under: Java — jaikiran @ 12:31 pm

Usually whenever a exception occurs, we use the method printStackTrace() on the exception object to display the stacktrace. However, if the stacktrace has to be stored into a String  object then the following piece of code will prove handy:

     * Creates and returns a {@link java.lang.String} from <code>t</code>’s stacktrace 
     * @param t Throwable whose stack trace is required
     * @return String representing the stack trace of the exception
    public String getStackTrace(Throwable t) {
        StringWriter stringWritter = new StringWriter();
        PrintWriter printWritter = new PrintWriter(stringWritter, true);

       return stringWritter.toString();



  1. Hi, I’m Brazilian.
    His method was very important for me ’cause this returns the exception complete.


    Comment by Paulo Nepomuceno — October 27, 2006 @ 1:32 pm

  2. Glad to know, it helped you.


    Comment by jaikiran — October 28, 2006 @ 6:18 am

  3. You Rock…Very useful method

    Comment by Sd — December 20, 2006 @ 9:29 am

  4. Thanks 🙂

    Comment by jaikiran — December 23, 2006 @ 4:42 am

  5. Thanks man .Very useful stull

    Comment by Sarang — September 25, 2008 @ 5:55 am

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