jjkk0990 jjkk0990 - 8 months ago 56
Java Question

How to check if user input is not an int value

I need to check if a user input value is not an int value. I've tried different combinations of what I know but I either get nothing or random errors

For example:

If the user inputs "adfadf 1324" it'll raise a warning message.

What I have:

// Initialize a Scanner to read input from the command line
Scanner sc = new Scanner(System.in);
int integer, smallest = 0, input;
boolean error = false;

System.out.print("Enter an integer between 1-100: ");
range = sc.nextInt();

if(!sc.hasNextInt()) {

error = true;
System.out.println("Invalid input!");
System.out.print("How many integers shall we compare? (Enter an integer between 1-100: ");

while(error) {
for(int ii = 1; ii <= integer; ii++) {


} // end for loop
System.out.println("The smallest number entered was: " + smallest);


Answer Source

Simply throw Exception if input is invalid

Scanner sc=new Scanner(System.in);
  System.out.println("Please input an integer");
  //nextInt will throw InputMismatchException
  //if the next token does not match the Integer
  //regular expression, or is out of range
  int usrInput=sc.nextInt();
catch(InputMismatchException exception)
  //Print "This is not an integer"
  //when user put other than integer
  System.out.println("This is not an integer");