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Conditional processing using parameters

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This has to be one of the simplest questions around!

I am completely new to Java and am attempting to manipulate some free source code.

I am trying to implement some basic logic like this:

theString = getParameter("theString")

if (theString == "aValuePassedIn") // perform next step
else // perform alternative step

Once compiled, the script never seems to make a match with the parameter value. I have tried strings, empty strings and integers, to no avail.

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if (theString == "aValuePassedIn") // perform next step

should be

if (theString.equals("aValuePassedIn") )// perform next step

else your code is comparing object references, which is not the same thing
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