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Java Java Objects (Retired) Harnessing the Power of Objects Methods and Constants

Gautam Lakum
Gautam Lakum
2,729 Points

cannot find symbol error when adding a constant

I just added a constant to store maximum bars. It says cannot find symbol. I am not getting what's the issue here.

public class GoKart {
  public final MAX_BAR = 8;
  private String mColor;

  public GoKart(String color) {
    mColor = color;

  public String getColor() {
    return mColor;

1 Answer

Edwin Amaya
Edwin Amaya
Courses Plus Student 809 Points

public final MAX_BAR = 8; you did not state what type of variable it is.. for example Integer or string and i think you also have to make it static so it cannot be changed " public static final int MAX_BAR = 8 ; "