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Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java IO

I am constantly getting the "Ensure you included the string formatter '%s'" error, is my syntax incorrect?

From my knowledge this is used properly but is erroring out, have I made a mistake I cannot spot?

// I have imported java.io.Console for you.  It is a variable called console.
String firstName = console.readLine();
String lastName = console.readLine();
console.printf(String.format("First name: %s",firstName));

2 Answers

Matthew Hardy
Matthew Hardy
4,063 Points

The method printf allows for a formatted string to be directly entered into it, you have no need for String.format. Simply typing console.printf("First name: %s",firstName); will get the job done with no problems!

Thank you so much Matthew!

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,855 Points

Hey Sean,

I'm not sure why you added String.format() to the console.printf() call. "printf" itself is used to print a formatted string. So, just delete that extra code and you're good to go.

console.printf("First name: %s",firstName);

Keep Coding! :) :dizzy:

Thank you Jason!