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continue statement in java


The continue statement skips the current iteration of a for, while , or do-while loop. The moment it encounters continue statement, it skips the rest of the statements in the loop and evaluates the expression for next iterations. The difference between break and continue statements are, break statement comes out of the loop, continue statement skips the current iteration and jumps to the next iteration in a single loop.

Here is a simple example for continue statement:

package com.java2novice.loops;

public class SimpleContinueEx {

	public static void main(String a[]){
		
		for(int i=1;i<=10;i++){
			/**
			 * here this loop prints only odd numbers.
			 * if below condition returns true, the current
			 * iteration will be skipped.
			 */
			if(i%2 == 0){
				continue;
			}
			System.out.println(i);
		}
	}
}

Output:
1
3
5
7
9
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