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Thread: "cannot find symbol" error when trying to use the getInt() method.

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    Default "cannot find symbol" error when trying to use the getInt() method.

    I am trying to obtain something from an array and when I compile it tells me "cannot find symbol. "
    public int numberOfAccesses()
        {
            int total = 0;
            int index = 0;
            hourCounts.getInt(hourCounts, 24);
     
     
    ....... hourCounts = new int[24]; //this is how it is declared in the instance field.

    I'm not sure what I am doing wrong, any help would greatly appreciated, thanks.


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    Default Re: "cannot find symbol" error when trying to use the getInt() method.

    "cannot find symbol. "
    Can you post the full text of the error message the shows what can not be found and other important info about the problem.
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    Default Re: "cannot find symbol" error when trying to use the getInt() method.

    Sorry - "cannot find symbol - method getInt(int[],int)"
    I'm trying to write a method that will allow me to access the hourCounts array.

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    Default Re: "cannot find symbol" error when trying to use the getInt() method.

    The compiler can not find a definition for a getInt() method that takes an int array and and int as args defined for the variable: hourCounts. If hourCounts is an array, there is not a getInt() method for arrays.

    What class is getInt() defined in? What is the statement with the error supposed to do?

    trying to write a method
    See the tutorial:
    http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutori...O/methods.html
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    Default Re: "cannot find symbol" error when trying to use the getInt() method.

    Oh I was mistaken the Array class for the Arrays class. After looking into the arrays class I tried doing a binarySearch() and got the same error. All I was trying to do was access info from an index in my array. I have had no problems with retrieving data from an arraylist but using the an array is confusing me. Thanks for the quick replys.

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    Default Re: "cannot find symbol" error when trying to use the getInt() method.

    using the an array is confusing
    You access an array by using the name of the array, some [] and an index value:
    theArray[theIndex] // access the element at theIndex in theArray
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    Default Re: "cannot find symbol" error when trying to use the getInt() method.

    It turns out it is an ArrayType Class. I have so much to learn. Thanks for the help.

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