method return


i have a method with try catch.

Do i need to have separate return within try block and also one other return after catch block( i see null is being reurned there which is not clear why to me).

Please advise
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gudii9Author Commented:
my question is can catch block itself return null as return as soon as it comes out of if block and comes inside catch block
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gudii9Author Commented:
class Exc2 {
public static void main(String args[]) {
int d, a;
try { // monitor a block of code.
d = 0;
a = 42 / d;
System.out.println("This will not be printed.");
} catch (ArithmeticException e) { // catch divide-by-zero
System.out.println("Division by zero.");
return null;//can i do this??? any way flow did not go through 'if' loop then it can only go to 'else' loop right? is there is scenario flow does not go through 'if' or 'try'

return null;//is this is needed???
System.out.println("After catch statement.");
gudii9Author Commented:
my question is more with example method which expects return not void.

i am trying to find example to explain more clearly
gudii9Author Commented:
public String execute() throws Exception{
        //Do blah
        return "success"; //Assuming everything goes well, return success.
    }catch (Exception e){
    return "error";

like above
gudii9Author Commented:
gudii9Author Commented:
please advise
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