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Thread: array/string problem

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    Default array/string problem

    i have some code which reads from a .txt file and picks up PL football teams from the file... and sends them to a String... how can i make it so i get only one team once i.e no teams repeat?

    this is my code:
    import java.util.ArrayList;
    import java.util.Arrays;
    import java.util.Comparator;
    import java.util.List;
    import java.io.FileReader;
    import java.io.BufferedReader;
    import java.io.IOException;
    public class generatortest {
        private static class Team{
            private String team;
    		int GamesPlayed;
    		int GoalDifference;
    		int GamesWon;
    		int GamesDrawn;
    		int GamesLost;
    		int Points;
    		public void setteam(String team) //defining team names as string
            this.team = team; //Sets team
            public String toString() {
            	StringBuilder organiselayout = new StringBuilder(); 
                return organiselayout.toString();
    	generatortest() throws IOException {
    		BufferedReader bufferedReader = new BufferedReader(new FileReader("PL.txt")); //Reads In Assignment file or your file.
    		if (bufferedReader != null) {
                String text; //sets each line read as a text string
                while ((text = bufferedReader.readLine()) != null) {
                     String[] split = text.split(":"); // splits the string text at each colon
        	         List<Team> Games = new ArrayList<Team>(); //Listing the array of the Team class
    // If the Length of string is greater than 4 then match is classed as valid
                    if (split.length >= 4) { 
                        Team League = new Team(); //adds the text values to the Team Class
                        League.setteam(split[0].trim()); //the 0 string is the home team when reading from the file
                        League.setteam(split[1].trim()); //the 1 string is the away team when reading from the file
                        Games.add(League); //adds the previous games into 1 entity
                bufferedReader.close(); //closes reader
    	public final static void main(String [] args) throws IOException {
    		new generatortest();

    I know it contains integers that aren't used locally at the minute but i eventually want to compare this list and re-loop through the text file taking more information to build myself a league table..

    Thanks RSYR

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    Default Re: array/string problem

    Override the equals and hashCode methods in your Team object, using the team name to check for equality. From there you can check your list using the contains() method specified in List to see if it contains a team. If it doesn't add the new Team, if it does you should create a method in Team to combine a previous team in the list with the new data you've collected.

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