Type Conversion

When setting properties, BeanUtil converts the type of provided value to match the destination. For this purpose, it uses Jodds type converter utility.

Getting properties always return an Object. If you need to cast it to some type, you can use TypeConverterManager#convertType. The following snippet (from Liferay portal) shows the usage:

public boolean getBoolean(Object bean, String param, boolean defaultValue) {
Boolean booleanValue = null;
if (bean != null) {
Object value = BeanUtil.pojo.getProperty(bean, param);
beanValue = TypeConverterManager.convertType(value, Boolean.class);
} catch (Exception ex) {
// log error
if (booleanValue == null) {
return defaultValue;
} else {
return booleanValue.booleanValue();