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Thread: I cannot get this loop to stop running. What am I doing wrong??

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    Default I cannot get this loop to stop running. What am I doing wrong??

    This loop is supposed to take a user inputted string, compare it to a string variable of another class that is stored in an array and if they're equal it is supposed to have the user edit the information and set the new variables. I can get it to exit, but after all of the new info is entered it just prompts the user for the information again. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

    public static void changeData(Student [] x){
    		String sName="";
    		String newFirst;
    		String newLast;
    		String newPhone;
    		double newGPA;
    		String test="";
    		boolean same=false;
    		Scanner input=new Scanner(System.in);
    		System.out.println("Enter name of student you wish to edit: ");
    		for(int i=0;i<x.length;i++)
    		     System.out.println("New data for student: ");
    		     System.out.println("Enter first name: ");
    			 System.out.println("Enter last name: ");
    			 System.out.println("Enter new phone number: ");
    			 System.out.println("Enter new GPA: ");
    			 x[i]=new Student(newFirst,newLast,newPhone,newGPA);
    		   System.out.println("That name doesn't exit in our records"); 

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    Default Re: I cannot get this loop to stop running. What am I doing wrong??

    What happens after the loop? Could you post an SSCCE demonstrating what's going on?
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    Default Re: I cannot get this loop to stop running. What am I doing wrong??

    Yea it seems like your running through all of that code more than once because of code outside of the loop. Maybe you should try putting a marker like a print statement at the top of all that code in the changeData method to see if its running through changeData more than once, or just the for loop.
    Unless somehow x.length; is never ending. once you add another thing/Student to x is the length increased?
    Actually thats kind of what it looks like whats happening. It looks like your adding a new Student, so x.length() is bigger, then i is smaller than then length so it has to run again.

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