This is my problem: if LastName map contains the key of this emp's lastname extract the value object(an arraylist) from the map and add the current emp object reference to it else instantiate a new arraylist and add the emp reference to it then add the last name key and the arraylist value object to the map Here is what I have so far:
The problem is that when I run into the second instance of a last name(inmy case smith) it throws a ClassCastException on this line: ((ArrayList)byLast.get(emp.getLastName())).add(emp); What should I do??? It does seem that this is the only forum that I can get serious answers to my problems and I truly appreciate that fact. So thatnk you to anyone who can help me straighten out my code. [ April 07, 2003: Message edited by: mike hengst ]
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I have solved the problem. It is adding everybody in now. Now onto the other errors. HA they nver end.