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Thread: Enum with strings

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    Default Enum with strings

    I have a quick question which shouldn't be too hard to answer.

    So in my main function I take a user input for which enum element to use.

    So I have String type = scanner.next();

    User input: grannysmith

    I also have an enum called apples.

    What I want is to do is create and use apples.grannysmith, but I do not know how to do this.

    Do I do one of these:
    new apples.type();

    Or something else similar??

    Thanks for the help

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    Default Re: Enum with strings

    I don't know of any way to use data read into a program as a variable name.
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