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Posted on 2012-03-14
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Hello Experts,
I am having a major problem with a java program that is supposed to have the user enter a customer number and the results will be a print output of the customer number, last name, and balance. This information is retrieved from a text file created from another java program which I did create successfully. I am able output to screen the first record correctly when I enter the customer number 0003 (1st record in text file), but there is a 0 above the results for some reason unknown to me. When I enter the next customer number after that I get nothing but 0s and spaces. I need help figuring this out, please. I hope I explained the problem well enough. Below is the text file and the program code.
I went ahead and attached the text file.
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package createBankFile;

import java.nio.file.*;
import java.nio.channels.FileChannel;
import java.nio.ByteBuffer;
import static java.nio.file.StandardOpenOption.*;
import java.util.Scanner;

import javax.print.DocFlavor.READER;

public class ReadBankAccountsRandomly
	{
	   public static void main(String[] args)  
	   {
	      Scanner keyBoard = new Scanner(System.in);
	      Path file = Paths.get("C:\\JavaPrograms\\RandomCustomers.txt");	         
	      String s = "0000,       ,00000.00" + System.getProperty("line.separator");	         
	      final int RECSIZE = s.length();
	      byte[] data = s.getBytes();
	      
	       
	      FileChannel fc = null;
	      String idString;
	      int id;
	      final String QUIT = "999";
	      try
	      {
	         fc = (FileChannel)Files.newByteChannel(file, READ);
	         ByteBuffer buffer = ByteBuffer.wrap(data);
	         
	         System.out.print("Enter customer account number or " + QUIT + " to quit >> ");	           
	         idString = keyBoard.nextLine();
	         while(!idString.equals(QUIT))
	         {
	            id = Integer.parseInt(idString); 
	            buffer = ByteBuffer.wrap(data);
	            fc.position(id * RECSIZE);
	            fc.read(buffer);
	            s = new String(data);
	            System.out.println(s);
	            System.out.print("Enter customer account number >> " + QUIT + " to quit >> ");	              
	            idString = keyBoard.nextLine();
	            
	         }
	         fc.close();
	      }
	      catch (Exception e)
	      {
	          System.out.println("Error message: " + e);
	      }
	   }
	}

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you have wrong "s" definition. there must be 8 spaces, not 7
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by:robertben
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I cannot believe one space is all it took. All those hours of frustration for one space.
Your help is much appreciated. Thank you.
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