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will the while break out of the loop or do i need another if

annie613 asked
Last Modified: 2010-03-31
i am concerned with this method.

if my counter reaches 4 i want it to terminate the application
not just break out of the while loop and go on with the code

do i need a break in the while or do i need an if to say if counter is greater than 4 System.exit???

thanks in advance annie

      public static Connection getDbConnection(String USERIDin, String PWDin, String SERVERin)
            throws InstantiationException, IllegalAccessException, ClassNotFoundException, SQLException, InterruptedException
            int dbctr = 0;
            while(dbctr <= 3)//do i need another if to say if it reaches 4 kill ps???
                        conn = DriverManager.getConnection(JDBC_DB2 + SERVER, USERID, PWD);
                  catch(Exception e)
                        catch(InterruptedException ie)
                              throw ie;
            return conn;
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sometimes having another set of eyes and ideas is a great advantage, i didnt even think about putitng the return conn in the try and that is what i was fearing about using the while loop. thanks for your help CHEERS
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