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Thread: any help is much appreciated

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    Default any help is much appreciated

    so far for my program i have
    import java.util.*;
    public class CalculateChange
         public static void main(String[] args)
              String s1, s2;
              Scanner keyboard = new Scanner(System.in);
              System.out.print("Enter your name: ");
              s1 = keyboard.nextLine();
              System.out.print("Enter current date: "); // in format of mm/dd/yyyy
              s2 = keyboard.nextLine();
              String mutation1, mutation2, mutation3;
              mutation1 = s1;
              mutation2 = mutation1.toUpperCase();
              mutation3 = mutation2.substring(0, 1);
              System.out.println("===== Ref. # " + mutation3);

    i am stuck from here... for the last line it is to print in the format
    of ===== Ref. #JSMITH091003 =====
    Where the J is the first letter of the name entered for s1 and SMITH is the last
    name entered for s1 and then 091003 for the date in format of yy/mm/dd
    Note that JSMITH is not what hte user entered just an example of the output and i cant use the Next( ) method
    Last edited by helloworld922; October 8th, 2009 at 07:47 PM.

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    Default Re: any help is much appreciated

    I'm assuming here that the the string contains only the first and last name, and that they are separated by a single space:

    public static String getNameString(String fullName)
         // find the last space
         for (int i = fullName.length() - 1; i>=0; i--)
              if (fullName.charAt(i) == ' ')
                   return fullName.charAt(0) + fullName.substring(i+1,fullName.length());
         throw new RuntimeException("Error! Could not find a space");

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