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How to do string array searches w/ multiple returns.

Fritz Largosa
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Joined: Sep 12, 2005
Posts: 70
Is there a way to search an array for multiple matches? For example My array will have
"A","AB","AAB","AA123","BC","BA","BA","BAC","C"..."Z". I want a function to be able to return, A, AB,AAB,AA123 if it receives "A", if the function receives AA it returns AAB,AA123. Anyone have any, ideas, links, documentation, which my be helpful? I'm stuck can't seem to find any helpful info for this one.

Thanks.
Adam Nace
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Joined: Jul 17, 2006
Posts: 117
Basically, you want to return a list. You want something like this:



I leave it to you to define the matches() method.

- Adam
Fritz Largosa
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Joined: Sep 12, 2005
Posts: 70
Thanks, I'll give this one a try.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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