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Hi,

Does any one know how to group exceptions,

 for example grouping exceptions like IOException, Arrayindexboundexception, ArithemeticException into one name "XYZProjectException"

is it possible in java ? if so kindly add your coment here.

Thanks
Vijay
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by:cjjclifford
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Create your XYZProjectException, and then have all your other specific exceptions extend your overall exception

public class XYZProjectException extends Exception {}
public class SomeSpecificException extends XYZProjectException {}

If you mean to reverse engineer this into the existing exception hierarchy, sorry - but since there's already a hierarchy in place, use that instead?
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by:vijaysaravanan
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thanks for your reply

yes, i could able to understand ur reply and i need to group only three exception in that one instead of making a sub class to the exception.......

for example i have a third party library and i need to add that package exception name into the XYZProjectException  ??
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by:vijaysaravanan
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I think you have seen in many third party library where they may have their own exception name ...... and it is more clear that they have grouped many exception.

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by:cjjclifford
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what you might be able to do is add extra constructors to the XYZProjectException to construct it with these other exceptions:

public class XYZProjectException extends Exception {
    public XYZProjectException( ThirdPartyException e ) {
        this( e.getMessage() ); // or something like that that is useful to you!
    }
}

then when calling:

try {
   // something from 3rd party library
}
catch( ThirdPartyException e ) {
    throw new XYZProjectException( e );
}

hope this helps.
C.
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cjjclifford earned 400 total points
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sorry, missed your second post at 9.20...

yes, basically, create your own exception, and try{}catch{} other exceptions, constructing your exception with details from the caught exceptions...
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