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Thread: How do I run the if statement?

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    Lightbulb How do I run the if statement?

    Hi guys, I'm new to Java programming and I ran into a problem that I don't know how to solve. I'd appreciate it if anyone could help me.

    So, I'm trying to run an if statement with an input condition and here is my code.

    import java.util.Scanner;
    public class App10A {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
    Scanner fun = new Scanner(System.in);
    System.out.println("What's your name?");
    String name = fun.nextLine();
    if (name == "Victor") {
    System.out.println("This is the result I wanted!");
    }
    else {
    System.out.println("Oops, try again!");
    }
    }
    }

    When the computer asked me "What's your name?", I typed in Victor, then the result turned out to be "Oops, try again!".
    I typed in Victor (without parenthesis) and "Victor" and both gave me the negative results.
    What exactly should I put in in order to get "This is the result I wanted!" ?
    Or, how should I modify my code in order to get "This is the result I wanted!" when I put in Victor (without changing the equal sign)?


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    Default Re: How do I run the if statement?

    Welcome to the forum! Please read this topic to learn how to post code correctly and other useful info for new members.

    Please post your code correctly.

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    Default Re: How do I run the if statement?

    You are trying to compare a string with the compare method of two integers , if you had like:
    int A =1 ;
    int B=2;
    here you can use if(A==B)
    return true;
    However when you want to compare Strings you use the .equalsTo , as an example:
    String A = test;
    String B = Java;
    if(a.equalsTo(B))
    return true;

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    Default Re: How do I run the if statement?

    Thank you so much!

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    Default Re: How do I run the if statement?

    Note: The String class does not have an "equalsTo" method. It has an "equals" method. It's not enough know how to do it, you also need to know why. See Java: String Comparison and Java: ==, .equals(), compareTo(), and compare().

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