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I have a java String variable, and I want to concatenate double quotes to the beginning and end of the string like this:

String x = "SomeValue";

x = """" + x + """";

That is what I have tried, but it does not work.  When I am finished, the value of x should no longer be the literal string SomeValue, but SomeValue enclosed in double quotes.
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by:for_yan
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String s = "abcd \" hjjh + \"" ;
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You ned to escape double qutes with backslash in front of it
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String x = "SomeValue";

x = "\"" + x + "\"";
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You can manipulate with double quotes in your strings if you add backslash immeditaely before the double quot - then
compile will not considet this double quote as a special symbol delimiting the string.
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This will look better:

String x = "SomeValue";

x = "\"" + x + "\""; 

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This is how it executes it in the test:

        String x = "SomeValue";

x = "\"" + x + "\"";

        System.out.println(x);

        

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"SomeValue"

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by:CEHJ
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Clearer and more efficient:
s = new StringBuilder().append('"').append(s).append('"').toString();

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Perfect!  Thanks!
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Sorry, CEHJ,

I saw your comments after I awarded points.  I guess I was trying the solution and awarding points while you were submitting your answer.

The comment above was addressed to "for_yan".

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