I am working on a program and I need to scan in a txt file. The txt file is guaranteed to follow a particular format in terms up where and when different types occur. I try to take advantage of this in my program and use a scanner to put the parts I know are ints into ints, along with doubles and strings. When I run my program It tells me I have a type mismatch exception, I know that due to the formatting of the txt file that all my types match up so how do I make the IDE think this is okay. Here's a block of the problematic code is that helps.
ArrayList<Student>studentList=new ArrayList<Student>();//makes a new Array list that we can fill with students.
FileInputStream in=new FileInputStream("studentList.txt");//inputs the text file we want into a File Input Stream
Scanner scnr=new Scanner(in);//Scanner using the Input Stream
for(int i=0;i<scnr.nextInt();i++)//we know the first number is the number of minor students so we read in a new minor that number of times
Undergrad j=new Undergrad();//make a new undergrad
j.setDegreeType("MINOR");//make the degree type minor because we know everyone in this loop is a minor.
j.setFirstName(scnr.next());//we know the next thing is the student's first name
j.setLastName(scnr.next());//we know the next thing is the student's last name
j.setID(scnr.nextInt());//we know the next thing is the student's ID
j.setGPA(scnr.nextDouble());//we know the next thing is the student's GPA
j.setCreditHours(scnr.nextDouble());//we know the next thing is the student's credit hours
studentList.add(j);//Finally, we add j to the arraylist, once it has all the elements it needs
Computer programs do exactly what you tell them to do.
If you create a program that expects certain input, and that program tells you "unexpected input"; then are exactly two logical explanations:
Long story short: it is not the IDE that gets things wrong here.
Thus the "strategy" here is: