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<identifier> expected problem - Vectors.

Yun Lee

Joined: Mar 11, 2010
Posts: 6
Hello everyone, please help, I have been trying for 3 hours and can't solve this. The problem is in the bold part and now I get an <identifier> expected problem, I've tried clone and just about everything but can't get it to work...

import javax.swing.*;
import java.util.Vector;

public class Teams
//instance vars
private Vector<Vector <Object>> team1;
private Vector<Vector <Object>> team2;
private Vector<Vector <Object>> team3;
private Vector<Vector <Object>> team4;

public Teams()
team1 = new Vector<Vector <Object>>();
team2 = new Vector<Vector <Object>>();
team3 = new Vector<Vector <Object>>();
team4 = new Vector<Vector <Object>>();

FileRead("team1.txt", team1);
FileRead("team2.txt", team2);
FileRead("team3.txt", team3);
FileRead("team4.txt", team4);


public void FileRead(String fileName, Vector teamVector)
// Open the file that is the first
// command line parameter
FileInputStream fstream = new FileInputStream(fileName);
// Get the object of DataInputStream
DataInputStream in = new DataInputStream(fstream);
BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(in));
String strLine;
//Read File Line By line
//int counter = 0;
while ((strLine = br.readLine()) != null)
Vector<Object> v = new Vector<Object>();
String[] values = strLine.split(",");
for (String str : values)
// System.out.println(str);
//Close the input stream
catch (Exception e)
//Catch exception if any
System.err.println("Error: " + e.getMessage());

public void initialiseTeams(Vector teamVector)
Vector v = tV.elementAt(0).clone();
Defender def1 = new Defender(teamVector.get(1).(get(0)), teamVector.get(1).(get(1)), teamVector.get(1).(get(2)), teamVector.get(1).(get(3)), teamVector.get(1).(get(4)));
Defender df2 = new Defender(teamVector.get(2).get(0), teamVector.get(2).get(1), teamVector.get(2).get(2), teamVector.get(2).get(3), teamVector.get(2).get(4));



I am trying to initialise the intgers and strings in the vectors so that I can utilise them in a GUI in a separate class. The vector material are in a separate .txt file.

In the bold part: the "teamVector.get(1)" works, but the .(get(0)) part at the end of each one is causing the problem. How can I get round this?

thanks ever so much!
Greg Charles

Joined: Oct 01, 2001
Posts: 2968

something.(get(0)) is never correct syntax. Try teamVector.get(1).get(0).

I'm not a big fan of the Vector class, and definitely not a Vector of Vectors, but that change should at least let you compile.
Yun Lee

Joined: Mar 11, 2010
Posts: 6
no I have changed it to;

new Defender(teamVector.get(2).get(0), teamVector.get(2).get(1), teamVector.get(2).get(2), teamVector.get(2).get(3), teamVector.get(2).get(4));

but still no luck... still get the same error and won't let me compile...

thanks... please help!
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