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Add two BigDecimal values

Posted on 2007-11-22
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Hello,

I expected in the folowing code "totalN" to be 52.75,
thank you for any help.

BigDecimal totalN = new BigDecimal("0");
totalN.add(nR1);
System.err.println(nR1.doubleValue());      // 52.75
System.err.println(totalN.doubleValue());  // 0.0
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try:

totalN = totalN.add(nR1);
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by:UrosVidojevic
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From java documentation:

add

public BigDecimal add(BigDecimal val)

    Returns a BigDecimal whose value is (this + val), and whose scale is max(this.scale(), val.scale()).

    Parameters:
        val - value to be added to this BigDecimal.
    Returns:
        this + val

In other words number1.add(number2) doesn't modify number1 object!
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by:ysnky
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you have to catch add operation result. try this;

            BigDecimal nR1 = new BigDecimal(52.75);
            BigDecimal totalN = new BigDecimal("0");
            totalN = totalN.add(nR1);

            System.err.println(nR1.doubleValue());      
            System.err.println(totalN.doubleValue());
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by:contactkarthi
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have a look at this one to get a more understanding on why..
http://www.javaranch.com/journal/2003/04/immutable.htm
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