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    Default Naming a Switch Statement? Help!


    I have come across this question during my school assignment, and would appreciate some help since this is a new topic for me, I have provided the code I have written so far at the bottom. Basically I'm trying to name my 'cases' so a book can be entered rather than a number as in conjunction with switch cases.

    1. Switch to Philip K Dick books

    Java Code:
    Program Names :
    Example Input/Output: 
    A A Scanner Darkly
    V Valis
    O Our Friends From Frolix 8
    U Ubik
    D Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    Choose a novel from menu above:
    You chose "Ubik"
    This is a main/driver class.
    Use a switch statement to pick a novel by entering the correct character.
    Allow the user to enter upper or lower case.

    If the novel is not on the list the program should output this exact string including a newline on the end:
    Java Code:
    That novel is not on the list
    ***MY CODE***

    Java Code:
    package assignment3;
    import java.util.Scanner;
    public class DickBooks {
        public static void main(String[] args) {
            int novel;
            Scanner daniel = new Scanner(;
            System.out.print("Choose a novel from menu above:");
            novel = 1;
            System.out.println("You chose\n" + novel);
            switch (novel) {
                case 1:
                    System.out.println("A Scanner Darkly");
                case 2:
                case 3:
                    System.out.println("Our Friends From Frolix 8");
                case 4:
                case 5:
                    System.out.println("Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?");
                    System.out.println("That novel is not on the list");
                    System.out.println("Choose a novel from menu above:");

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    Tolls is offline Moderator
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    You can switch on a char, which is (sort of) what you're reading in from the user.

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