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    Exclamation User Input help

    I wish to know how I can allow a user to input a name, and 2 numbers (such as 0.5 and 1234.0) and the code returns an answer.
    I have the rough idea as:

    get user input
    search
    retrieve and print out results.

    I am new to java and know basics, but this is advanced for me, so explanations for any codes you suggest
    thanks


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    Default Re: User Input help

    What do you have so far, and what parts do you need help with specifically?

    For getting user input, I would recommend using the Scanner class.

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    Default Re: User Input help

    Quote Originally Posted by helloworld922 View Post
    What do you have so far, and what parts do you need help with specifically?

    For getting user input, I would recommend using the Scanner class.
    I dont have anything at the moment because I dont know where to start. So being quite specific, I need an example of the code that will get user input, A specific word such as apple. The the program will search itself for the term apple, and bring up its specs (20 grams, 8 left). So again, I just need the types of coding I would use, example array, strings etc, and its layout with an explanation.

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    Default Re: User Input help

    Quote Originally Posted by dx2731 View Post
    I dont have anything at the moment because I dont know where to start.
    Start with a list of steps you will take to solve the problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by dx2731 View Post
    So being quite specific, I need an example of the code that will get user input, A specific word such as apple.
    We don't write code as much as we offer assistance in you writing your own code. A suggestion was already made for the Scanner class, what did you try with that? Code samples are available through most major search engines, and also with the Java documentation, including links to tutorials right from the pages.

    Quote Originally Posted by dx2731 View Post
    The the program will search itself for the term apple,
    Work on this after you get the user input working

    Quote Originally Posted by dx2731 View Post
    and bring up its specs (20 grams, 8 left).
    Work on this after you are able to search and find a term

    Quote Originally Posted by dx2731 View Post
    So again, I just need the types of coding I would use, example array, strings etc, and its layout with an explanation.
    Post the full text of any error messages you may have with the code when you post your question. Then we can all see what is going on and get you the best help possible.

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