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When assessor introduce a new requirement?

Marijan Matic

Joined: Jul 04, 2011
Posts: 2
Today, after 2 months, I received the result of my assignment submission.

It says the following:

"Automatic Failure due to the following:

Application does not conform to instructions provided in the assignment. The Instructions state:

It must allow the user to book a selected record, updating the database file accordingly.
[Customer holding this record owner 8 The id value (an 8 digit number) of the customer who has booked this.]

The program doesn't allow user to input customer id. It automatically generates the id as 1000 for all the customers.

In my implementation the old customer ID (CSR ID) is read out from file. If the properties file does not exist, the default value of 1000 will be provided.
Of course, this value can be always changed in connect dialog. So I really don't understand the assessor comment that customer id can't be set.
I did not found in the instructions explicit requirement about how/when to provide customer id.

I had some doubts about the submission result, because there were some things I did not finished as I wanted to, but because of the due date I had to provide the solution.
Still, I did not expected that I will fail with comments that "my booking is not working, because the user can't input customer id".

What do you think about?

Roel De Nijs

Joined: Jul 19, 2004
Posts: 5152

I'm sorry to hear you failed

Unless your instructions are different from all other ones, you would expect that a customer id can be entered each time a room is booked (instead of a default value of 1000).

So the scenario to book a room would be:
  • user selects a room he wants to book
  • user clicks on the book button
  • user enters (in another dialog for example) the customer id (an 8-digit number
  • user confirms the booking (and the record is updated with the entered customer id)

  • SCJA, SCJP (1.4 | 5.0 | 6.0), SCJD
    Marijan Matic

    Joined: Jul 04, 2011
    Posts: 2
    Probably I messed up the CSR id and customer id.
    When connecting to database CSR id is provided and used as customer id.
    For example, CRS John (ID:1111) makes all reservation using id 1111.
    So basically all reservations from John will have ID:1111.

    Roel De Nijs

    Joined: Jul 19, 2004
    Posts: 5152

    In my instructions nothing is said about the CSR-id, only the customer id (which should be an 8-digit number and this number is entered by the CSR when he makes the booking for a customer)

    In my application you can not enter a CSR id.
    Consider Paul's rocket mass heater.
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