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public class Employee
{
public String ssnToName(String ssn)
{
String employeeName = "";
String [] empArray = {"Mary Lou Buford", "Billy Bob Jackson", "John Doe", "Jane Doe", "Sally Jo Pitkin"} ;
String [] ssnArray = {"111111111", "222222222", "333333333", "444444444", "555555555"};

for (int i=0; i<5; ++i)
{
if (ssnArray[i].equals(ssn))
{
employeeName = empArray[i];
}
else
{
employeeName = "No such employee";
}
}
return employeeName;
} //end of SSNToName
}//end of class
Why does this not work?
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Why does this not work?


Every time around the loop, one of the two assignments is made -- most of the time, the "no such employee" one. This is a misnomer -- it doesn't mean there's no such employee -- it means that the ssn doesn't match this particular employee, the one at index "i".
When the loop ends, most of the time the string will be "no such employee," as this was the last assignment to execute.
 
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when ever a match has been found, quit the loop and display what you want to do.
 
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