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Thread: Scanner/FileReader help

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    Default Scanner/FileReader help

    This particular part of my project requires me to find an employee ID in an array, then read in the next line as a number of hours. How I'm doing all this doesn't really matter, but when I run the program I get "Exception in thread "main" java.util.InputMismatchException
    at java.util.Scanner.throwFor(Unknown Source)
    at java.util.Scanner.next(Unknown Source)
    at java.util.Scanner.nextInt(Unknown Source)
    at java.util.Scanner.nextInt(Unknown Source)
    at TestEmp.main(TestEmp.java:107)"

    ...which makes me think that I'm reading through the file wrong.

    	Scanner newfile = new Scanner(new FileReader("Hourly.dat"));
    int search;
    int index;
      search = newfile.nextInt();
      index = bsearch(empArray, 0, i, search);
      if(empArray[index].getType()== 'H'){

    and the file I'm reading:
    3212 92.50
    3333 100.00
    3999 85.00
    3112 80.00
    3444 81.00
    3987 90.00
    3564 80.00
    3215 80.00
    3665 87.00
    3985 88.00

    Any ideas to fix this problem would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Scanner/FileReader help

    That means you're reading in the wrong type of data for the command you're using.

    For instance, reading in "abcd" and saying

    int n = that value.

    Also, I noticed there's a double variable on the second half of each line. I think it's trying to read that in too.

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