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

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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???
            {
                  try
                  {
                        Class.forName(COM_IBM_DB2_JDBC_APP_DB2DRIVER).newInstance();
                        conn = DriverManager.getConnection(JDBC_DB2 + SERVER, USERID, PWD);
                  }
                  catch(Exception e)
                  {                        
                        dbctr++;
                        
                        logError();
                        
                        try
                        {
                              Thread.sleep(10000);
                        }
                        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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