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Can't resolve symbol in inheritance

Dan Taylor

Joined: Apr 16, 2004
Posts: 10
I don't understand why I get a can't resolve symbol on my constructors.
Here is the basics of my code
3 classes -
1st class 'A' is abstract
has a default empty constructor and a constructor with A's attributes
public A( int getX )
{ this.x = getX; }

2nd class B extends A
and has default empty constructor (with a call to super()) and a constructor that calls A's constructor and adds B's attributes
public B( int getX, int getY)
super( getX );
this.y = getY;
OK so far so good, these files with their attributes and methods compile.
Now I add class 'C'.
I follow the same format as above creating 2 constructors, a default calling super(); and another that takes the B constructor and adds C's attributes.
When I try to compile I get the following error:

I also get this error on the second constructor. I don't understand why this is happening. Any help would be appreciated.
chi Lin
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Joined: Aug 24, 2001
Posts: 348
post your code so we can get the whole picture.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24195

Check your definition of the no-argument constructor. Did you accidentally give it a return value, making it into an ordinary method?

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Dan Taylor

Joined: Apr 16, 2004
Posts: 10
OK the classes A and B were defined by my teacher. They are actually classes Person and Employee. Someone else has posted in this forum from my class so I wanted to avoid posting code. The class I defined is SalesEmployee.
Below is the Person class (the comments are from the teacher to the class):

Here is the teacher defined Employee class with her comments:

Lastly this is my code for SalesEmployee class:

Thanks all
Dan Taylor

Joined: Apr 16, 2004
Posts: 10
Any takers on this one? Please??
chi Lin
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Joined: Aug 24, 2001
Posts: 348
i try the code, it seems ok to me except the
Company variable was rejected by compiler.
Gary Down
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Joined: Apr 09, 2004
Posts: 46
I had no problems compiling your code.. had to create a dummy "Company" class.
Suggest you ensure that the .class files are in sync with your .java files
try compiling them again from the top down i.e. person first
Good luck.
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