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    Default if else issues

    im getting a syntax error with my else statement. its not recognizing that i have an if statement preceding if. any suggestions???


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    Default Re: if else issues

    Sure, post your code and the exact error message. We don't read minds.
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    Default Re: if else issues

    Are you by any chance getting a message saying

    "else without an if" or something like that?

    You might wanna check your brackets.

    For instance, this would be an issue that might cause an else to not be seen.

    if (variable == 5)
    System.out.println("Ut oh");
    System.out.println("Aw man");

    else
    System.out.println("What happened?");


    doing this will fix that problem:

    if (variable == 5)
    {
    System.out.println("Ut oh");
    System.out.println("Aw man");

    }

    else
    System.out.println("What happened?");

    The previous one only had the first statement go with the if. The second one was extra and hence caused it to mess up the if and else structure as the it acted like an intermediary statement, hence making it an else without an if.

    I can't be more specific as you don't have any code posted.

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