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String Validation Issues

Mark Captain
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Hello, in my program I am trying to validate if a password is correct. However I am coming up with the problem of the code saying the password is incorrect even when it is correct. it looks as it is not comparing the newly inputted password but it is using the one declared in the driver. Any ideas?

The two strings i am trying to compare are the users input password, and the saved password. The are declared in the main driver like so


The method is called in the driver



The readPassword method


and the validation method
John Jai
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Please print the two passwords you compare in the validatePassword() method before the line #5.
Claudiu Chelemen
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Joined: Mar 25, 2011
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Hi Mark,

First off, I see that even if your readPassword method is returning the typed password, you are not using it in the driver, here:

I guess it would be better if you had:


Secondly, when calling the validatePassword method, you may have accidentally sent the first two parameters, password and PASSWORD in the incorrect order.

Cheers,
Claudiu
Claudiu Chelemen
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John Jai wrote:Please print the two passwords you compare in the readPassword() method before the line #5.


I think you meant the validatePassword() method, right ?

Claudiu
John Jai
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Yes... thanks for correcting it..
Mark Captain
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Claudiu Chelemen wrote:Hi Mark,

First off, I see that even if your readPassword method is returning the typed password, you are not using it in the driver, here:

I guess it would be better if you had:


Secondly, when calling the validatePassword method, you may have accidentally sent the first two parameters, password and PASSWORD in the incorrect order.

Cheers,
Claudiu


Thank you, this solved my problem!
 
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