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    Post want help about ArrayList and interaction

    Firstly... I am a new in Java...
    I have a music dictionary that use an arreylist to store the terms and definition
    The user use the terminal to interact with this dictionary.

    Java Code:
    private void addTerms () 
            addTerm("Anathema","Atmosheric metal band from Liverpool, UK."
    Because, I would like to make it more sophisticated, if someone write not a band but a letter eg A or B or C then the dictionary to give him as feedback all the bands that their first letter is A or B or C.

    I am trying to do this with substring(0,1).

    if (band.substring(0,1) = bandExists(band).substring(0,1)
    System.out.println(i dont know what to print!!!!)

    and another question...

    if it works, and prints the bans names that their first letter is "A"

    1. Agathodemon
    2. Anathema
    3. Annihilator

    how possible is to write a number eg 3 and to print out now the definition of the band?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chmo View Post
    how possible is to write a number eg 3 and to print out now the definition of the band?
    sure, usually the desired string of an object is specified in the class itself by the method toString(). can you post your classes?

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    One thing at a time. Post the actual code you're trying to use, in SSCCE form. What you posted won't compile, and wouldn't work even if it did.

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