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Thread: Beginner Java Program Help/ txt database search

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    Default Beginner Java Program Help/ txt database search

    Hi all, I am new to java and what I have learned so far I thoroughly enjoy! I am currently stuck on direction for this code I have to write. I am not looking for someone to do the work for me, but I am truly having a problem even getting started. Any help would be awesome!

    Here are the instructions:

    Implement a program to read and search the text database for a furniture store.
    1. Use the following classes:
    o Store
    o Furniture
    o Manufacturer
    2. Use the ArrayList class to hold instances of Furniture and Manufacturer. Be sure to use generics appropriately.
    3. Use a text data file with the following format - which you may extend, and may be extended in the later projects

    All the
    classes should be provided with appropriate:
    o constructors
    o toString implementations
    o additional methods
    o instance variables connecting the class to appropriate instances of other classes
    4. A GUI that will display allow the user to minimally:
    o search on furniture or manufacturer index
    o search on type
    o seach on style
    5. The GUI class(es) should be distinct from the other classes in the program.

    SO... I've written the GUI class, which I can provide (I've also created the other classes but they are practically empty), and here is the database sample text I have
    M:<32>:<Junior LLC>:<10 binary St>:<Binaryville>:<MD>:<20853>:<(301)-123-4567>
    M:<37>:<Macy's Inc>:<8 Spring Lake>:<Old Town>:<MD>:<20906>:<(301)-193-4767>
    M:<38>:<Java Corp>:<19 Duke Pl>:<O Town>:<SC>:<30210>:<(301)-945-3218>

    I'm unclear on what information the classes (Store, Furniture, Manufacturer) should hold and how to link them to the database. Like I said, I'm new to this!

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