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Question about for a database.

David Spurgeon

Joined: Oct 20, 2010
Posts: 14

After creating the scanner console and such, this is my code. I want the user to enter one of two options or it will generate an error message. However, I ALWAYS get the error message, no matter what I enter.


Enter the student's status (type either resident or nonresident)
Invalid status. Entry must be either resident or nonresident. Enter again

I'm sure this is some dumb error (of course), but I don't know what it is. What am I missing?

Thank you.
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 46349
That is what comes from using == and != to test reference types for equality. Try the equals method.
David Spurgeon

Joined: Oct 20, 2010
Posts: 14
Ah! I figured out what you mean. Took a little bit to determine how to use equals() to verify INequality, but it worked.
Thank you for the quick and helpful answer!!
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