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Thread: Comparing similar elements in an array

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    Default Comparing similar elements in an array

    Dear All-

    While working on a programming in (Basic Language) which we use for translating our customers data into ERP system, I came across an issue where I need to write the data to SQL. I am done with that but here is the problem.

    There is possibility that customer sends same part in different lines and I want to catch that instance of same part and write the occurrence of how many times the part is coming.

    Since there is a lot of limitation in basic programming language I am not able to catch the instances of how many times
    the part shows up or may be i dont know advance basic programming (since i am a novice). However the software allows use of Java programming inside basic programming.

    I wanted to know how to implement the solution for the above problem in Java.

    I have defined an array in Basic of n rows and 14 columns. These 14 columns refer to 14 columns
    of SQL table. The array is given below to be specific.
    Details[1000][14]
    One of the columns (column 7) is a counter which counts for the repetition of the occurrence of same part.
    so for example in the above scenario


    For Example: The Array will have.
    Line PartNo other col Counter
    Line1 PartA . 1
    Line2 PartB . 1
    Line14 PartC . 1
    Line9 PartA . 2 (repeated second time so 2)
    Line5 PartD 1
    Line70 PartB . 2 (repeated second time so 2)
    Line90 PartA . 3 (repeated second time so 3)

    Hope I was able to explain the problem. My ask is to how to capture the repeated occurrences and write the n number of occurrences into Column named counter.
    Please note that the Line Column is not in serial order.

    Thanks for your help.
    FJ


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    Default Re: Comparing similar elements in an array

    Hey!
    Did you try using the String1.compareTo(String2) while using for loop to check all the occurences.
    Hope this helps
    Cheers

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    Default Re: Comparing similar elements in an array

    Look at all the String class methods. There are several that will be useful.

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