# I need a help in solving this method using vectors

• 11-24-2007, 08:47 PM
java_fun2007
I need a help in solving this method using vectors
Hi all,
I don't know how to write this logic in solving sell() method.

I have two classes Coffee and Batch.
Coffee has a vector of Batch.
and they have aggregation relationship.

I solved it like this but it doesn't seem to work, can you help me please?
(here are some codes from my program).
there are comments in both sell() methods to describe what I want to do to solve it.

And I got an error in batchtemp.removeElementAt(0);
what's the problem ??
it says: "cannot find symbol method removeElementAt(int)"

Code:

```Class Coffee {        private String CoffeeName;//coffee name                         private Vector mybatch;//vector of batches public double getTotalStock()         {                        //calculate the total stock double total = 0;   for(int i =0;i<mybatch.size();i++) {    Batch batch = (Batch)mybatch.elementAt(i);             total += batch.getStock();         } return total;        } public double sell (double amount)         {                 //reduce the amount from the stock and return any amount not available                 if (amount > getTotalStock())                 {System.out.println("The amount " +amount+" is not available, please reduce the amount");}                         ////////////////                         Batch batchtemp =        (Batch)mybatch.elementAt(0);         if (amount<batchtemp.getStock())         {batchtemp.sell(amount);}                         //////////////                 if (amount>batchtemp.getStock())         { double newValue=0;         Batch batchtemp1 =        (Batch)mybatch.elementAt(1);         newValue = batchtemp.getStock() + batchtemp1.getStock(); batchtemp.removeElementAt(0); Batch anotherBatch = (Batch)mybatch.elementAt(0); anotherBatch.setStock(newValue);         if (amount<anotherBatch.getStock())         {batchtemp.sell(amount);} } return amount;        } class Batch {                private double stock;                 public double sell(double amount)         {                 // update the inventory when sell operation is occured by subtracting the amount required from the                 // most old batch, if it is not enough subtract from the next and so on.                 //remove the batch that has zero stock                 //sell returns the amount that is not available in stock         double subamount=0;         if (amount<stock)         {        subamount = stock - amount;                                 System.out.println(+amount+"Amount Sold");                 setStock(subamount);}                 else {return amount;}} }```
Thank you
• 11-24-2007, 11:29 PM
hardwired
Code:

```import java.util.Vector; public class CoffeeRx {     private String CoffeeName;     private Vector batches = new Vector(); //    private Vector<Batch> batches = new Vector<Batch>();     public double getTotalStock()     {                //calculate the total stock         double total = 0;         for(int i = 0; i < batches.size(); i++)         {             Batch batch = (Batch)batches.elementAt(i);             total += batch.getStock();         }         return total;     }     /**     * update the inventory when sell operation is     * occured by subtracting the amount required from the     * most old batch, if it is not enough subtract from     * the next and so on. remove the batch that has zero stock     * sell returns the amount that is not available in stock     */     public double sell(double amount)     {         //reduce the amount from the stock and return any amount not available         double totalStock = getTotalStock();         if (amount > totalStock)         {             System.out.println("We only have " + totalStock + " available");         }         // Try to fill the order         double attemptToFill = amount;         int count = 0;         while(attemptToFill > 0 && count < batches.size())         {             Batch batch = (Batch)batches.elementAt(count);             double stock = batch.get(attemptToFill);             if (stock > 0)             {                 // We have used up the rest of this batch                 // so remove it from batches Vector.                 batches.remove(batch);                 // Removing this element at count will move                 // the others up, ie, their indices in batches                 // will decrease by one, so decrement count.                 count--;             }             attemptToFill = stock;             count++;         }         // Return amount we could not provide.         return attemptToFill;     }     public void addBatch(double  amount) {         batches.add(new Batch(amount));     }     public static void main(String[] args)     {         // Test implementation of classes.         CoffeeRx test = new CoffeeRx();         // Build up inventory.         double[] amounts = { 4.5, 6.2, 3.9, 4 };         for(int j = 0; j < amounts.length; j++)             test.addBatch(amounts[j]);         System.out.println("totalStock = " + test.getTotalStock());         test.printBatches("after initialization");         // Sell some coffee.         double[] orders = { 2.3, 3.7, 2.1, 2.5 };         for(int j = 0; j < orders.length; j++) {             double unavailable = test.sell(orders[j]);             System.out.printf("unavailable = %.1f  total remaining = %.1f%n",                               unavailable, test.getTotalStock());             test.printBatches("after selling " + orders[j]);         }         // Clean 'em out.         double unavailable = test.sell(9.0);         System.out.printf("unavailable = %.1f  total remaining = %.1f%n",                           unavailable, test.getTotalStock());         test.printBatches("after selling " + 9.0);     }     private void printBatches(String s)     {         System.out.println("batches " + s);         for(int j = 0; j < batches.size(); j++)         {             System.out.printf("%19s%n", (Batch)batches.get(j));         }         System.out.println("-------------------");     } } class Batch {     private double stock;     Batch(double amount)     {         setStock(amount);     }     public double get(double amount)     {         double excessAmount = 0;         if (amount < stock)         {             double newAmount = stock - amount;             setStock(newAmount);         }         else    // amount >= stock         {             excessAmount = amount - stock;             setStock(0);         }         return excessAmount;     }     public double getStock() { return stock; }     public void setStock(double amt)     {         this.stock = amt;     }     public String toString()     {         return "Batch[stock: " + String.format("%.1f", stock) + "]";     } }```
• 11-26-2007, 08:51 PM
java_fun2007
Thanks a lot hardwired I managed to solve my problem ;)