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Thread: Help with instantiating a class within a switch statement

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    Default Help with instantiating a class within a switch statement

    Hello everyone, I am not to sure how to go about doing this. What I want to do is instantiate an object from a class and then adjust the values via keyboard input. I think the problem may be that I am trying to adjust the values within switch statements.
    Here is the code from the testprogram:
    public static void main(String[] args) 
        	String name;
        	String address;
        	int id;
        	double hours;
        	Client x;
        	for(int select=0;select!=3;)
        	Client num1= new Client("11","111",111,111);
        	Scanner scan = new Scanner(System.in);
        	System.out.println("Please select from the following menu:");
        	System.out.println("1:Add Client");
        	System.out.println("2:Create Invoice");
            select = scan.nextInt();
        	case 1:	
        	System.out.println("Please enter the Client's Name: ");
        	name = scan.next();
        	System.out.println("Please enter the Client's ID Number: ");
        	id = scan.nextInt();
        	System.out.println("Please enter the Client's Address: ");
        	address = scan.next();
        	System.out.println("Please enter the number of hours worked: ");
        	hours = scan.nextDouble();
    Here is the class that I am using.
        public void setClientName(String name)
        public void setClientAddress(String address)
        public void setClientId(int id)
        public void setClientHours(double hours)
        public String getClientName()
        	return clientName;
        public String getClientAddress()
        	return clientAddress;
        public int getClientId()
        	return clientId;
        public double getClientHours()
        	return clientHours;
    All of the x.sets turn up errors when I compile. Is it possible to Instantiate an object or modify its variables from within switch statements? If it is how would I go about doing that?
    Thank You in advance

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    Default Re: Help with instantiating a class within a switch statement

    I'm really not sure what that code is supposed to do. You'll probably want to throw together an SSCCE that demonstrates what you're talking about.
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