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Compare variables in JSP

Posted on 2003-12-03
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I want to compare a iquery variable to a string and re-assign it if neccessary. How do I do it?
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<% String selState = request.getParameter("selState"); %>
<% String txtStateOther = request.getParameter("txtStateOther"); %>

<%
  if( selState.equals("Other")
  {
    String selState2  = txtStateOther;
  }else{
      String selState2  = selState;
  }
%>
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kennethxu earned 350 total points
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try:

String selState2 = selSate;
if( selState.equals("Other") selState2  = txtStateOther;

--or--

String selState2 = selState.equals("Other") ? txtStateOther : selSate;
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by:kennethxu
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sorry, missing a ')' in the if statement above.
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by:Ryan Chong
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just an additional info, if want to compare string without caps, can try:

String selState2 = selState.equalsIgnoreCase("Other") ? txtStateOther : selSate;

cheers
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by:894359
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I must be doing something wrong? It doesn't compile??? If I remove the last line below it will compile????

<% String selState = request.getParameter("selState"); %>
<% String txtStateOther = request.getParameter("txtStateOther"); %>

<% String selState2 = selState.equalsIgnoreCase("Other") ? txtStateOther : selSate; %>
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by:894359
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tYPO... selSate instead of selState :)
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tYPO... selSate instead of selState :)
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>> tYPO... selSate instead of selState :)
sorry, that was my fault.

Glad to know your problem is resolved and thanks for the A grade.
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