Ekaterina1234 Ekaterina1234 - 1 year ago 145
Java Question

Cannot find symbol - method getLength()

I'm trying to write a method that determines if the length of a string in a cell in a spreadsheet is longer than 15 chars, but it wont compile. I get the "Cannot find symbol - method getLength()" error. Does anyone know why I cant use this method?

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import org.apache.commons.csv.*;

public class CSVfiles {
public void bigExporters(CSVParser parser, String amount) {
for (CSVRecord record: parser) {
String country = record.get("Country");
String amountDollars = record.get("Value (dollars)");
if (amountDollars.getLength() > 15) {


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Answer Source

Use .length() instead of .getLength()

if (amountDollars.length() > 15)
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