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Thread: New at Java... my if, else if, else program doesn't seem to work, skips to else.Help!

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    Default New at Java... my if, else if, else program doesn't seem to work, skips to else.Help!

    No matter what I input the program always returns "What!!!". Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

     
    import java.util.Scanner;
     
    class IfElseDemo {
        public static void main(String[] args) {
     
            String status;
     
     
            Scanner keyboard = new Scanner(System.in);
    		    System.out.println("Please enter Eat or Drink");
            status = keyboard.nextLine();
     
     
            if (status == "Eat") {
                System.out.println("Yum!!!");
            } else if (status == "Drink") {
                System.out.println("Wow!!!");
            } else {
    			System.out.println("What???");
     
            }
     
        }
    }


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    Default Re: New at Java... my if, else if, else program doesn't seem to work, skips to else.H

    try if(status.equals("Eat"))

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    Default Re: New at Java... my if, else if, else program doesn't seem to work, skips to else.H

    Just as I submitted this I tried changing the status ==

     
    class IfElseDemo {
        public static void main(String[] args) {
     
            String status;
     
     
            Scanner keyboard = new Scanner(System.in);
    		    System.out.println("Please enter Eat or Drink");
            status = keyboard.nextLine();
     
     
            if (status.equals("Eat")) {
                System.out.println("Yum!!!");
            } else if (status.equals("Drink")) {
                System.out.println("Wow!!!");
            } else {
    			System.out.println("What???");
     
            }
     
        }
    }

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    Default Re: New at Java... my if, else if, else program doesn't seem to work, skips to else.H

    Thanks for the quick replies glad that I could figure it out on my own! Just started an Intro to Java course... sure I'll be back.

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