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Android Build an Interactive Story App (Retired) Intents and Multiple Activities Getting Data from an Intent

Martin Batista
Martin Batista
4,606 Points

Getting compiler error : String Fuellevel = intent.getStringExtra("fuelLevel");

Instructions: in the class: FlightActivity, we want to get the value that we put in the Intent. Start by declaring an Intent variable and getting the Intent used to start this Activity.

Compiler shows:

FlightActivity.java:14: error: cannot find symbol String Fuellevel = intent.getStringExtra("fuelLevel"); ^ symbol: method getStringExtra(String) location: variable intent of type Intent 1 error

I'm not sure what to do to fix this, please help.

FlightActivity.java
import android.os.Bundle;

public class FlightActivity extends Activity {

  public int mFuelLevel = 0;

  @Override
  protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
    setContentView(R.layout.activity_flight);

    // Add your code below!
    Intent intent = getIntent();
    String Fuellevel = intent.getStringExtra("fuelLevel");
  }
}

1 Answer

Hi Martin,

The key in this challenge "FUEL_LEVEL", not "fuelLevel". You're also using the "getStringExtra()" method on the Intent, when you need to get an int, not a string, and you need to pass in the optional second argument for a default of -1.

    Intent intent = getIntent();
    mFuelLevel = intent.getIntExtra("FUEL_LEVEL", -1);

Hope that helps!