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how to compare two strings having first few letter common

tej ku
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Joined: Mar 13, 2010
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Hi
I have
string1 = "caselevelno"
string2 = "caselevelnoversion1"

string2 has more charaters than string1

How to compare and verify that string2 starts with string1 value.?
Regards,
Ravi.
Jesper de Jong
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Lookup the API documentation of class java.lang.String and see if there's a method that might do what you're looking for.

Hint: There is such a method and it has a very obvious name...


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tej ku
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Joined: Mar 13, 2010
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Hi
I guess this is the method you are talking about but I need to compare first few charaters of string2 with string1.
contentEquals

public boolean contentEquals(CharSequence cs)
John Mercier
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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There is also public boolean startsWith(String prefix)
tej ku
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Thanks for the reply it solved...............
David Newton
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@John: we strive not to provide direct answers (particularly in the SCJP forum???) but rather point people in the right direction: it's better to help people learn how to learn than to just spoonfeed answers.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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