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Thread: Need help finding why this code doesn't work!

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    Default Need help finding why this code doesn't work!

    I have just written this code, but it is not printing out "Working correctly!" if I input "123"... does anybody know why this is the case?

    public static void main(String[] args) {
            String[][] array = new String[3][3];
            array[1][0] = "123";
            Scanner scanner = new Scanner(System.in);
            System.out.print("Enter a number : ");
            String userEntry = scanner.nextLine();
            if (userEntry == array[1][0]) {
                System.out.println("Working correctly!");
    Last edited by MattsMan999; April 19th, 2021 at 09:24 AM. Reason: SOLVED

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    Default Re: Need help finding why this code doesn't work!

    Use the equals() method to compare the contents of two String objects, not the == operator.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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