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return message not number

Posted on 2002-03-31
Last Modified: 2010-03-31
Instead of returning 1,2,3 or 4 I would like this to return "Do this", "Do that", "Do the other" or "Do nothing".  The problem is I don't know/can't work out how.  Help would be appreciated.  



    Java Class for applying rules relative to the result
    of the range and average calulation
    public class Rules{
        private int matchRule;
    public int getRule (double rangeAvResult){
        if (rangeAvResult <=0.1)
        else if (rangeAvResult >0.1 && rangeAvResult<=0.2)
        else if (rangeAvResult >0.2 && rangeAvResult<=0.3)
        else if (rangeAvResult >0.3)
    return matchRule;

Question by:LittleRedHat

Accepted Solution

kotan earned 300 total points
ID: 6909472
public class Rules{
   private String matchRule;
   public String getRule (double rangeAvResult){
       matchRule = null;
       if (rangeAvResult <=0.1)
           matchRule = "Do this";
       else if (rangeAvResult >0.1 && rangeAvResult<=0.2)
           matchRule = "Do that";
       else if (rangeAvResult >0.2 && rangeAvResult<=0.3)
           matchRule = "Do the other";
       else if (rangeAvResult >0.3)
           matchRule = "Do nothing;
   return matchRule;

Author Comment

ID: 6909491
Many thanks Kotan.  I can't believe how much time I've spent trying to make it more complicated!!! :-)


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