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    Hi, can you help and fix the code below, i get the error can't find symbol - variable lastName

     
    public class Person
    {
      private String firstName;
      private String lastName;
     
    public Person(String last,String first)
    {
        firstName = first;
        [COLOR="#FF0000"]lastNmae[/COLOR] = last;
    }
    public void setFirstName(String first)
    {
        firstName = first;
    }
    public String getFirstNmae()
    {
        return firstName;
    }
    public void setLastName(String last)
    {
        lastName = last;
    }
    public String getLastNmae()
    {
        return lastName;
    }
    }

    thanks


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    Default Re: can't find symbol - variable error

    Please psot the full text of the error message that shows the statement where the error is.
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    Default Re: can't find symbol - variable error

    thanks Norm, here is a snapshot of the error
    error.jpg

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    Default Re: can't find symbol - variable error

    error.jpg

    is it clear pic?

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    Default Re: can't find symbol - variable error

    Images are no good. Copy the full text of the error message and paste here.
    I can't copy text from an image if I want to use part of it in my response.
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    Default Re: can't find symbol - variable error

    past the below in bluej: will give you compiling error (can't find symbol - variable lastName)

    public class Person
    {
    private String firstName;
    private String lastName;

    public Person(String last,String first)
    {
    firstName = first;
    lastNmae = last;
    }
    public void setFirstName(String first)
    {
    firstName = first;
    }
    public String getFirstNmae()
    {
    return firstName;
    }
    public void setLastName(String last)
    {
    lastName = last;
    }
    public String getLastNmae()
    {
    return lastName;
    }
    }

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    lastNmae = last;

    Spelling mistake in the constructor.

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    Default Re: can't find symbol - variable error

    Thank you Chris how i didn't notice this !

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    Default Re: can't find symbol - variable error

    Why didn't the error message say: lastNmae
    get the error can't find symbol - variable lastName
    That is the problem with NOt copying and pasting from the window where the error message is displayed.
    What the OP typed in was wrong.

    A technique: Select and put into the source code editor's Find window a good version of the string and then do Finds for that string over the rest of the program. When the Find skips over one, then you KNOW that that one is different.

    Another technique is post it here and let one of the volunteers find it for you. Knowing how to solve problems is something a programmer needs to learn.
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    Sage advice. OP, there are a few more spelling mistakes in your code. Use Norm's technique to track them down.

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