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Java Java Data Structures Organizing Data Splitting Strings

Diego Fontenelle
Diego Fontenelle
4,199 Points

Cannot split string mBody.

I'm getting this error: incompatible types: String cannot be converted to String[]

I've tried several fixes but none of them work. Can I get some help with this one ?

package com.example;

import java.util.Date;

public class BlogPost {
  private String[] mAuthor;
  private String[] mTitle;
  private String[] mBody;
  private String[] mCategory;
  private Date mCreationDate;

  public BlogPost(String[] author, String[] title, String[] body, String[] category, Date creationDate) {
    mAuthor = author;
    mTitle = title;
    mBody = body;
    mCategory = category;
    mCreationDate = creationDate;

  public String[] getAuthor() {
    return mAuthor;

  public String[] getTitle() {
    return mTitle;

  public String[] getBody() {
    return mBody;

  public String[] getCategory() {
    return mCategory;

  public Date getCreationDate() {
    return mCreationDate;

  public String[] getWords() {
    return mBody.split("\\s+");
Diego Fontenelle
Diego Fontenelle
4,199 Points

I've fixed it. I had to do the following in order to fix it:

public String[] getWords() { String[] words = mBody.split("\s+"); return words; }

2 Answers

Craig Dennis
Craig Dennis
Treehouse Teacher

Hey Diego!

The [] declares an Array of that type. You don't want that except on the getWords method. You can remove all of the rest of them.

That make sense?

Diego Fontenelle
Diego Fontenelle
4,199 Points

Hey Craig!

It makes perfect sense. Thank you for your answer!