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    Default searching in a saved file

    how to display data from a saved file...somthing like a search menu

    ex if i have 3 names with a common first name, how can i get all of the names to
    print onto the screen

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    There are a lot of unknowns, but assuming (and I always get into trouble doing this) you have a simple text file, then I suppose you'd read the file in, hopefully creating objects as you do your reading, and possibly place the objects into an array list. Then you could sort the array list, search it, and extract information as needed. I'm sure that there are other/better ways to do what you want, but I think that for all of us to discuss things in more detail, you may want to first give the details of your problem domain.

    Much luck and welcome to the java-forums!

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