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Starting to open the connection at the beginning of the class

 
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How come i can't place the try at the start of a new class and the code below is giving me a problem.and regarding declaring an array to store the info in the database to replace the static code at the bottom is also giving problem.



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Basic Java. All executable statements must be within a method.
 
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But how can i separate the code into a method and then call the method
 
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Nico,
Welcome to JavaRanch!

I'm guessing you want to run this as a standalone program. In that case, add the line:

before the first "try {". And then close the brace with a } at the end of the code.

To call it, you can then do "java Catalog" from the command line.
 
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But how can i store the information retrieve from the database into an array so that i can create a new catalog item base on the array
 
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You may want to check out ArrayList.

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