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kevin schmidt
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Hi,
I'm getting this error:
java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBoundsException: String index out of
range: -1
What causes this error to occur? TIA.
Kevin
 
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Please show us the code that you were executing when you got this error. It LOOKS like you were doing a subString or messing with a character in the String and used an index past the length of the String.
 
kevin schmidt
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This is the code:
String infoST = "";
BufferedReader inPDF = new BufferedReader(new FileReader(fName));
String info, allInfo = new String();
while((info = inPDF.readLine()) != null) {
allInfo += info;
}
String ends = allInfo.substring(allInfo.lastIndexOf("Rich"), allInfo.length());
inPDF.close();
StringTokenizer tempST = new StringTokenizer(ends, "/");
infoST = tempST.nextToken();

[This message has been edited by kevin schmidt (edited October 05, 2001).]
 
Dave Vick
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Kevin
Your problem is probably in the line:
String ends = allInfo.substring(allInfo.lastIndexOf("Rich"), allInfo.length());
The 'lastIndexOf("Rich")' is probably returning -1 (meaning there was no 'Rich' in the string. You should break it out of the substring call and test the return value, something like this would do it:

also, I assume that your catching the possible IOException from your readLine ?!?
Hope that helps

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Dave
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