This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
This is a bad idea as you should not compare Strings with ==. Compare with equals(...) or equalsIgnoreCase(...). If this doesn't solve your problem, then perhaps this post should be moved to the database section as it doesn't look to be a UI problem.