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Good idea to reuse the object?

susmitha singh

Joined: Feb 02, 2011
Posts: 1
Hi ,

I am new to Web service and trying to develop one service. I have a basic question like we have an Object Address and inside it we have 4 attribute out of it only 2 are useful
can I reuse Address object or should i create a new object that holds only the attribute that are needed for the service.


1. firstName
2. lastName
3. PhoneNumber
4. e-mail

We don't need phone number and e-mail so is it a good idea to use this same Address object or create a new one.


William Brogden
Author and all-around good cowpoke

Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 12675
I would certainly create a class to hold only the variables you need.


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