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    Default Converting Name.

    What can I do in my convertName method to convert the users input to last,first from first last? I have already written the method to determine if it was last,first and if it was, it just returns. If they input first/last, I need to convert to last/first using convertName method, how would I go about doing that?
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    package name;
     
    /**
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     * @author student
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    import java.util.Scanner;
    public class Name {
     
     
        public static void main(String[] args) {
            String haveComma;
            String finishedName;
            String hasComma;
     
            Scanner reader = new Scanner(System.in);
            System.out.println("What is your name?");
            System.out.println("Ex: Logan Crone or Crone, Logan");
            String myName = reader.nextLine();
     
            hasComma(myName, haveComma);
            convertName (myName, hasComma);
            // May need conversion if not in First Last format   
     
        }
        public static void hasComma (String myName, String haveComma) {
            String hasCommaName = myName;
            int doesItHaveComma = hasCommaName.indexOf(',');         
            if (doesItHaveComma > 0){
                System.out.println("Last then first! Converting!");
                boolean convertMe = true;
                System.out.println(myName);
            }
     
    }
        public static void convertName (String myName,String hasComma) {
                  //Oh no! Here because format is first/last, need to convert!
            String finishedName;
     
     
     
     
        }
     
     
     
     
     
    }


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    Default Re: Converting Name.

    Isn't that the entire point of your homework assignment? We can't just do your homework for you.

    I'd recommend checking out the API for the String class for useful functions. Post what you try after that, and we'll go from there.
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    I just wish someone would point me in the right direction as far as what I should be using so I can research it. I don't know what to use. My book this chapter only talked about upperstring and touppercase and tolowercase. What should I be using? Do i need to use 2 seperate strings for firstname and lastname?

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    Like I said, you should be looking at the API for String. If you're programming in Java, the API is your new best friend.

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